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03-14-2011, 12:47 PM   #1
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MX rattling sound?

Just got my MX back from a CLA. It has a bit of a rattling sound when I shake it. I took the lens off and it still happens. It sounds like its coming from the right hand side of the camera (the shutter release side). Its a fairly high pitched sound, sounds like metal hitting metal.

Is this normal? I can't remember if it did this beforehand or not?

The camera seems to work well other than this, but I haven't developed any of the film yet.

Thank in advance,

03-14-2011, 12:53 PM   #2
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On some cameras I remember that such a sound is normal after firing the shutter. Therefore I think that it's normal, but I don't have my mx handy to confirm.
03-14-2011, 06:07 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, it seems to happen when the shutter is both coked and uncoked. It also seems to happen with my dad's ME Super which kind of makes me think its normal
03-14-2011, 06:21 PM   #4
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My MX rattles.

I expect it is from the "magic fingers" on the take up spool.

03-14-2011, 07:33 PM   #5
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Probably right

I think your right. It sounds like its coming from the area of the magic fingers. When I finish this roll I'll try to examine that further
03-14-2011, 10:56 PM   #6
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Not the magic fingers...

So I checked the ME super, held the magic fingers in place and it still made a noise.
I'm accepting it as normal, but if anyone (especially a tech) knows why this happens than I'm very curious as to the cause

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