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07-10-2019, 06:17 PM   #1
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Pentax P30 Not Firing

H All,

I have just been given a Pentax P 30 with new batteries fitted.

I put a film in it to check it and it continuously winds on without the shutter firing and the mirror does not lock up. The light meter responds to the changes in light and the settings on the aperture ring. Because it was a non DX coded film I just set the ISO as close to 100 as I could get, ie., 125.

Does anyone have any suggestions?


12-08-2019, 10:52 AM   #2
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P30 not firing

Hi Gordon,

I had the same trouble with a P30 : Always winding but lever not locking and shutter not operating.

It comes from the shutter enable / lever locking mecanism at the end of film advance system travel : Remove the low cover of the camera (3 screws), put silicon lubricant into all the advance mecanism and then operate film advance lever many times to obtain lever locking. My camera now operates perfectly after doing this.

Hope it will help.

Last edited by Asahi_Fr51; 12-08-2019 at 11:21 AM.

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