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01-22-2012, 05:28 PM   #1
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ZX-5N mirror stuck

The camera just "died." The shutter is closed and the mirror is up. I changed batteries and nothing happened. It just seems dead. Bummer because this camera is so easy to use. I am afraid if I dink around with it I will mess something up worse than it already is. On the other hand, the camera's value may not justify a repair. Has this happened to you? How did you resolve it?

01-22-2012, 06:21 PM   #2
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Happened to me. I bit the bullet and bought the MZ-S; if you can afford it definitely worth the investment. It's not worth it to repair ZX-5N unless you do it yourself. I believe the culprit is a stripped gear, so you'd have to replace it.
01-22-2012, 08:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for your response! I will just relegate it to a shelf- I have had too much fun with it to get rid of it. As for the MZ-S, I don't think my spare change jar is up to the challenge. For film, I will use my weird-looking PZ1-p.
01-22-2012, 09:36 PM   #4
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Go to "Pentax Film SLR Discussion", there is one thread dedicated to this problem.

01-23-2012, 05:13 AM   #5
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Thanks, violini.

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