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11-22-2019, 04:05 PM   #1
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Pentax ME Super - Repair Issue

So long story short, I wanted to add an ME Super to my Pentax collection, so I picked one up on ebay for 7 - advertised as faulty. It had a stuck mirror, which I intended to repair. Never done it before, but thought it might be a good project.

I repaired the stuck mirror and reassembled it quite well.

However, now the shutter will only fire ONCE at the selected speed, and then every consecutive shot will be fired a default - regardless of the what speed I select. The only way to get your selected speed, is to move it down to BULB, fire a shot, then move it back to Auto or Manual. It will then fire at whatever speed you choose, then default again.

I've read over the service manual, but I can't figure it out. I've checked the wires and everything is where it should be.

Any ideas on what could cause this? Thanks.

11-22-2019, 04:29 PM   #2
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I don't have an answer to your repair problem. I do have an ME Super however and it will serve you well if you get it fixed. It should fire at 125X without the battery in it.
11-23-2019, 10:32 AM   #3
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I couldn't say for certain what the problem is. I would check with the service manual that all the gears in the mirror and shutter mechanisms are set to their correct timing positions.
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