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05-19-2013, 03:01 PM   #1
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Lost the mirror in my k1000

Today I picked up my camera to take a shot and everything was black. After taking off the lense to investigate I realized the mirror was no longer inside my camera. Is there anywhere inside the camera it could have fallen into? The lense was on, so I don't see how it could have fallen out, but it's not there anymore. In case it did somehow fall out, is it possible to replace this piece? Does anyone know of a place where I can get a new one, or get them to replace it for me?

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Isn't it stuck up top? Look for something blocking the focusing screen up top and pull it down.
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There are lots of threads discussing this. Search "stuck mirror". Hope this helps.
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LOL.
There is a little bit of foam, that the mirror, when it flips up and out of the way, hits before it returns after a picture is taken. It's why the viewfinder goes "dark" for a moment.

Chances are if it's a K1000, that foam is gooey and the mirror is stuck.
Time to send the K1000 out for a foam replacement.

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QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
LOL.
There is a little bit of foam, that the mirror, when it flips up and out of the way, hits before it returns after a picture is taken. It's why the viewfinder goes "dark" for a moment.

Chances are if it's a K1000, that foam is gooey and the mirror is stuck.
Time to send the K1000 out for a foam replacement.
Or contact Jon Goodman Jon_Goodman@yahoo.com for a kit for the back seals and the mirror bumper. He truly exemplfies his name!
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Definitely contact Jon Goodman above. His foam kits are the best.
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The mirror is mounted on a metal plate and held in place by clips. I know, because a Spotmatic I bought, arrived with the mirror glass broken inside after it had dislodged. Fortunately I had a part camera, and I could use the glass from it. In your case, the miror is probably stuck in the 'up' position. It may be just sticky foam holding it up, or a lack of lubrication of the gears under the bottom plate.
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