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11-14-2012, 01:55 PM   #1
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Pentax MX stuck shutter

Hello,

I've ecountered some problems with my MX. Its shutter is stuck in cocked position (the indicator near the shutter button is red). Mirror is down and I can push the shutter button all way down and nothing happens and can not wind of course.

In the attachment is the MX without the botton cover.

BTW, how can I take down the top cover?, especially how to dismantle de shutter times dial (at what should I care more, are there some setttings I should remeber, before dismtle the dial? etc?)

Thank you very much.

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11-14-2012, 02:17 PM   #2
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I can't help with any disassembly but Eric has done wonders with my film bodies.
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This is how a working MX bottom should look like. Pardon the large image, but it's in the interest of better sight

Also be sure to read this: Jammed Spotmatic. Sure, not the same camera, but it may help nevertheless.
To get the top cover off, you need a pointed tip lens spanner.
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To see better, you should get under the low speed assembly.

So... in your image I marked where you should look...



The screw head with a roller sleeve as circled, an arm is supposed to push it to the reset position. With the low speed assembly out of the way, you'll have good look at it.

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