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08-19-2010, 08:54 PM   #1
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How often should I service my LX?

Simple question really...

How often should I get my LX serviced, assuming that it's in constant, if not heavy, use?

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08-20-2010, 01:49 AM   #2
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You need to check the foam around the mirror. Once it starts to deteriorate, you should get the camera serviced- but I'd say the LX is good for 10 if not 15 years.
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Sorry, I probably should have been clearer...

I've just bought an LX which has been recently CLA'd, so it should be fine for now. I was more wondering if you should do periodical servicing (say every 3-5 years), or just wait till something starts to play up?
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If you use it regularly it will develop problema a lot slower than if it is sitting on a shelf.
I guess 10-15 yrs is a normal service time for this machines unless thay develop a fault.

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titrisol and Adam are correct. The biggest problem with these is when they sit around. If you use the camera regularly (at least once a month) then the camera should be good for 10+ years.

Unfortunately, by then if it needs parts, they will be tough to find. Certain things are near impossible to find now.
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Cool, thanks guys :-)
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QuoteOriginally posted by nickthetasmaniac Quote
Sorry, I probably should have been clearer...

I've just bought an LX which has been recently CLA'd, so it should be fine for now. I was more wondering if you should do periodical servicing (say every 3-5 years), or just wait till something starts to play up?
According to "my" Pentax service guy (done it for over 30 years) an LX should never be serviced unless it develops a problem. If the camera has been through a CLA, or is of a newer vintage, then the resistors are replaced with gold types. This means that the camera do not need regular workout either.
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