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03-11-2014, 06:40 PM   #1
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Easiest way to access the shutter mechanism in ME Super?

I just bought an ME super on ebay for $3 because the mirror was stuck. Thanks to all the useful information here and elsewhere, that was a relatively easy fix. The curtain just needed to be nudged down. However, after that happened, the shutter fired once and now won't cock. The winder just keeps winding and the shutter never resets.

I've seen several threads and blogs on this (including the ME Super 3 common problems page), and I'm pretty sure that the lever is stuck and needs to be cleaned. I don't have a problem with disassembly and tinkering, but I really don't want to get into soldering. Is there anything else to do besides the complete disassembly?

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Send it to Eric?
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Well, the whole point of trying to get one for $3 is that I don't want to spend $100.
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I would suggest buying a clean working body for $30 and replacing the foams yourself for $10.


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I have two with busted winders. Its a common problem. I have a couple more that work. They're very common cameras. If you crack it open, the worst-case scenario is you're out $3+shipping.
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This might help.
http://www.pentax-manuals.com/manuals/service/me-s_sm.pdf
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