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11-08-2020, 08:50 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by jkobler Quote
I thought I did that but it was years ago, so might be worth repeating.
As a former repair shop owner,doing hundreds of these on my bench, Batteries and contacts were 60% of the issues. Finger oils along with the battery "gassing out" during use will accelerate battery corrosion. That shutter only has two mechanical speeds, sync and Bulb.

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An expert at repairing Pentax camera is the only one who can say whether the needed part(s) is(are) available - and what a repair would cost.
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An expert at repairing Pentax camera is the only one who can say whether the needed part(s) is(are) available - and what a repair would cost.

Totally true. most ME/ME supers had rarely any circuit issues unless swimming was attempted. Dirty wipers can be cleaned, if it shoots flash pictures its still a great camera, and using sunny 16 rule with asa100


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QuoteOriginally posted by jkobler Quote
I hate just having broken stuff laying around though.
My OCD aligns with yours !

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biff it (in the trash) or pass it to someone else and then it won't be 'broken stuff laying around' you feel you need to fix (at all costs )
and it works ! Once gone it frees up so much more time for the truly important 'broken stuff laying around' !! :-)

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