Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
07-12-2014, 07:57 AM   #1
Site Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2013
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 100
H3 shutter release locked

I acquired a nice Heiland Pentax H3 the other day, but the shutter is locked. Mirror is down and also locked. I took the bottom plate off and gently poked around, hoping to get lucky. Didn't.

The "Classic Camera Repair" website is no longer active and archives cannot be searched.

Any suggestions, solutions, or other websites?

Thanks in advance.


07-12-2014, 08:46 AM   #2
paulh's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: DFW Texas
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 13,850
I had this problem with my H2. In my case it was simply a matter of ensuring the film advance lever was "fully" cocked - all the way to the stop. Others here may offer other suggestions. Good luck.

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
h3, h3 shutter, locked, pentax help, shutter
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
When to use: Exposure locked when focus is locked? Concerts? rzarector Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 7 04-09-2014 09:35 AM
shutter release numbers Cobra Mike Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 13 11-14-2012 04:43 PM
Shutter release cable kcobain1992 Pentax Film SLR Discussion 21 09-29-2012 06:36 PM
Wireless shutter release SOldBear Ricoh GR 4 09-27-2012 12:27 AM
K2000 Fast Shutter speeds locked out on Flash? pentaxia Pentax DSLR Discussion 5 06-02-2009 12:29 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:32 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]