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04-22-2010, 07:32 AM   #1
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K1000 - can we replace the meter cell easily ? (solved)

Hello from Maine,

I was so happy to find an inexpensive K1000 body, having fond memories of my old K1000 SE (gone) with it's split prism and needle meter - what a joy to use

When I received my new K1000 in the mail it didn't have the split prism and the meter is wildly inaccurate. In other words, I can't just compensate by changing the ISO, the meter seems to be all over the place - sometimes too low, sometimes too high - it needs it's meter cell replaced I bet.

So I wonder - can I replace the meter cell and prism easily ? Or is it like surgery and very difficult ?


p.s. If it matters : the serial number is 8406120, it's stamped "Asahi opt. co." on the back, and that's it - no other markings.

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04-22-2010, 02:38 PM   #2
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Check the battery first- I made this mistake once and accused a rare ME F of not working properly, only to find that it was the battery's fault.

I believe the screen can be changed by any camera repairman.

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04-22-2010, 04:17 PM   #3
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Suggest you send it to Eric Hendrickson in Sharps Chapel TN.
He is PentaxForums favorite Pentax repair specialist.
He is fast and quite reasonable too...

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04-23-2010, 06:44 AM   #4
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OK thank you all for the replies


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