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05-17-2012, 08:37 AM   #1
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Frame counter won't reset k1000


I have a k1000 which works fine except the frame counter doesn't reset when I open the back. Anyone know anything about this and how to fix it? I am fairly competent at taking things apart and have tools...


05-17-2012, 08:52 AM   #2
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At the top of the back, nearer to the hinges, is a small tab that goes into the groove along the camera back -- there should be a corresponding gap along the camera body (where the light seal is).

Tab out (ie back open) resets counter, tab in (back closed) engages the counter.

Something sticking in that gap/hole
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Further to what Nesster said
It is usually some gunked up light seals. Try removing them with a bamboo stick or tweezers.
Also exercize the tab a few time, with the camera back pointing to the floor so that any dirt would fall down and not into the body
05-17-2012, 04:03 PM   #4
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A drop of Zippo lighter fluid should free it up.

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