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01-16-2020, 09:50 PM   #1
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Help, canít work out how to fit part on K1000

Hola! Iím currently travelling Colombia where I picked up a second hand Pentax K1000 at a market. Iíve cleaned, checked over the camera and believe itís working (if anyone has any suggestions of what to check) but the fork that holds the film in place has come out and wonít go back in.

I have all parts and believe this is the only issue. If anyone has any advice Iíd really appreciate it, I was hoping to try my hand at photography whilst Iím travelling.

Thank you

01-16-2020, 11:20 PM   #2
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I don't know what you mean by fork? The spindle/shaft on the rewind or the spring on the pressure plate? The pressure plate should not be difficult to figure out. The rewind spindle more complicated.

Service manuals are available online. Try

Pictures would help to see what you are talking about.
01-17-2020, 06:30 AM   #3
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You need to insert it from the bottom of course, but you need something like a dental pick to push a little spring out of the way for it to slide up. This spring will hold it and prevent it from falling. It will look like a little wire when looked from the top.
Hope this helps!

01-17-2020, 05:09 PM   #4

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Looks like Page 48 of this PDF shows the item (04010) you are asking about, if I understand the question correctly.
Look at 04014, which appears to be the spring wire that Ismaelg mentions.

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