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11-27-2007, 03:33 PM   #1
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Fixed K100D

Amazing! The autofocus switch stopped working and was stuck in MF mode even though the camera was in AF mode. Since I hardly ever use AF, this was a big problem. I do mostly wildlife photography and the noise of the AF is unacceptible.
So, just for the heck of it I thought I'd give it a shot before taking it in.
Very simple problem, the hard part was getting those tiny screws out and not loosing them and back in. The switch has a little metal tab on it that fits in a slot inside the camera. The tab was not lining up correctly. Just a slight bend and it's all better now.
I have MF again and $0 repair bill.
Much better than the last time I tried a do it yourself on a camera.
I had a Minolta 35MM and the film takeup reel broke. I got the part no problem.
But I am convinced to get to the reel to replace it you have to destroy the camera. I never got it back together!

Larry

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