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05-30-2013, 07:42 PM   #1
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I am a fairly new 645 (original version) owner and have a question. The camera is in great shape and I am happy with the results I am getting. Prior to just a few minutes ago I had never tried to use the continuous fire mode. Good thing as I can't seem to rotate the C/S "dial"! Am I doing something wrong or maybe there is an issue with my camera. The operating manual says almost nothing about the C/S wheel. I have enough experience with film cameras to know that simply forcing any levers, buttons, or dials is almost always a bad idea! Any ideas?

05-31-2013, 12:46 PM   #2
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The switch should turn to in either direction, though it does require a little bit of initial force.

Sounds like yours might be jammed.

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05-31-2013, 11:03 PM   #3
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It shouldn't be stiff at all. Mine turns with ease in either direction.
06-01-2013, 04:51 PM   #4
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Here's the latest. I tried using the soft rubber handle on a screw driver to get a better grip on the knurled C/S dial... no luck even though I was able to apply quite a bit of force this way. I decided to squirt a tiny bit of DeOxit above and below the dial to see what would happen. I let the DeOxit sit for about a minute after spraying and now the dial rotates with ease. DeOxit evaporates slowly so I blew the area dry with compressed air. I am back in business! I never expected a "miracle cure" from DeOxit. Nice.


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