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11-11-2018, 04:22 PM   #1
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Hi All-
I dug out my old zx30 and she is in need of repair. The mirror is stuck and I was advised that this is a common problem with this camera and I should go to someone who specializes in Pentax and they could help determine if it's worth fixing.
Does anyone happen to have suggestions for a shop?

11-11-2018, 04:59 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum

Precision Camera in Conn. is the only authorized repairer in the US as I understand it

check this thread

US Pentax Warranty Repair Information - PentaxForums.com


and this:

A hilarious lens service experience. Pentax (Ricoh) is helpful, Precision is doomed! - PentaxForums.com

good luck
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Precision repairs digital cameras, I'm not aware they repair film era cameras, but Eric Henderson repairs film cameras, such as the ZX-30 is.
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here is the info from their web site;

Ricoh - Pentax Camera Repair
Precision Camera is an authorized Ricoh - Pentax Service Facility
Ricoh - Pentax camera repair at Precision Camera guarantees that you will receive a quality repair done exactly to manufacturer’s standards. Our highly skilled and knowledgeable camera repair technicians can help you to protect the investment you made in your Ricoh - Pentax Camera by repairing and restoring it to factory specifications with our best flat-rate pricing. That's right -- a Precision Camera repair can return your unit to manufacturer specifications, virtually giving you a new camera. Visit our cost estimator at the top of the page and see for yourself.


The extensive line of Ricoh - Pentax digital and film SLR cameras and lenses have long been a reliable standard for consumers, with technology that has withstood the test of time. Therefore, it makes good economic sense to protect the investment you have made in your Pentax camera and lens. The Ricoh - Pentax camera line includes a full range of high-quality products from convenient digital point-and-shoot cameras like an Optio, to advanced feature-packed digital SLRs for experts. Precision Camera technicians also repair the long line of Ricoh - Pentax lenses and accessories.

Precision Camera has earned a reputation for being the Ricoh - Pentax Camera repair center you can trust. We stock or order original manufacturer parts only. Precision Camera repairs include a guaranteed 90-day warranty! Visit our Cost Estimator at the top of the page to get the repair process started so you will once again have a working Ricoh - Pentax Camera in your hands with Precision Camera’s rapid turn time.

https://www.precisioncamera.com/pentax-camera-repair.html

if it was me, I would call them Monday

Contact Information:
Customer Service Phone: 860-272-2100
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Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM ET – 5:00 PM ET

or contact Eric

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I said that I was aware, Allen. But Eric has been the guy to go to for many of our members for their film cameras. And Percision is newly acquired repair center, where Eric is an old acquaintance of Pentax i.e., worked for Pentax for years, and Pentax repairs.
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QuoteOriginally posted by photolady95 Quote
I said that I was aware, Allen. But Eric has been the guy to go to for many of our members for their film cameras. And Percision is newly acquired repair center, where Eric is an old acquaintance of Pentax i.e., worked for Pentax for years, and Pentax repairs.
? ?

I didn't say not to contact Eric did I ?

I have never used his services but I understand he is excellent

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QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
? ?

I didn't say not to contact Eric did I ?

I have never used his services but I understand he is excellent
No, you didn't but your extra information on Precision indicated you were pushing the new member to use them instead of Eric. At least that's how I read it to be. If not, then I apologize!
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No, you didn't but your extra information on Precision indicated you were pushing the new member to use them instead of Eric. At least that's how I read it to be. If not, then I apologize!
no problem

we both hope that OP gets good info and a repaired camera

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we both hope that OP gets good info and a repaired camera
True!
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Buying a working used ZX-30 would probably be cheaper than getting one repaired, unfortunately.
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