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02-19-2021, 08:13 AM   #1
Hans W
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MZ 5 n not woeking. Just a humming sound when you press the button. Same on my both 2 mz5 n and on a MZ-M (which also ate p the film I tried to load). Anybody knows whats wrong - and how to repaier?

02-19-2021, 03:45 PM   #2
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There is a common failure of the mirror return gear on the MZ series of bodies.

It can be repaired by any competent tech who has the part, but finding the part is complicated, and many people do not repair the cameras.

There are a number of threads on the subject... if I wasn’t on my phone, I’d post a link...

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MZ5 n

QuoteOriginally posted by Hans W Quote
MZ 5 n not woeking. Just a humming sound when you press the button. Same on my both 2 mz5 n and on a MZ-M (which also ate p the film I tried to load). Anybody knows whats wrong - and how to repaier?
Likely the famous "mirror gear lock". I like many others did had the same issue with a MZ5n/MZ6. It means the mirror does not return in it's natural position. On the forum there are blogs how to repair it, you need to have patience and some gear.
Maybe you did not use yr camera for some time and the lubrication get hard. So the gear motor get jammed.
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