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05-17-2009, 06:52 AM   #1
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ME Body dissassembly

Can anyone point me in the direction of instructions for disassembling an ME. I have a bit of a beater that I'd like to take the screen out of and cut down for a DSLR.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
Can anyone point me in the direction of instructions for disassembling an ME. I have a bit of a beater that I'd like to take the screen out of and cut down for a DSLR.

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Mypentax.com have a detailed instruction for the disassembling of a Pentax ME Super. I don't know of one for the ME, but if you are lucky it is just a somewhat simpler work than the ME Super missing some calbes and circuits. Good luck!

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Even better I think, here you find a ME service manual. Password "Pentax":

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Thank you.
One or the other should do it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
Thank you.
One or the other should do it.
Just curious, what's broken?
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Just curious, what's broken?
It works fine, as far as I know. I want to remove the screen and see if i can alter it to fit a DSLR.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
It works fine, as far as I know. I want to remove the screen and see if i can alter it to fit a DSLR.
I think I recall a thread or site or so that described how to cut it...does that ring a bell? Have you seen the same, or do you want me to check if I saved a link?
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If you have a saved link, that would be great, otherwise I can search it out.
Thanks again

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I wanna open up my ME Super too, but need the spanner/wrench tool to take off those knobs. Hard to find this tool locally. Wonder if there is any one here can suggest a reasonably priced but useful tool? Saw some on eBay, but mostly cost over $40, that's more than what I paid for my ME Super
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I wanna open up my ME Super too, but need the spanner/wrench tool to take off those knobs. Hard to find this tool locally. Wonder if there is any one here can suggest a reasonably priced but useful tool? Saw some on eBay, but mostly cost over $40, that's more than what I paid for my ME Super
Have you tried emailing Eric?
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...need the spanner/wrench tool to take off those knobs. Hard to find this tool locally. Wonder if there is any one here can suggest a reasonably priced but useful tool?
Being cheap, I can't justify $40 for a spanner.

So I use the jaws of a dial caliper to disassemble/assemble lenses and camera bodies. There is a local Harborfreight a few miles from my house. It has calipers on 50% sale almost every other week. My other hobby is woodworking for which calipers are essential.

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Have you tried emailing Eric?
Nah, Eric is too far from me
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QuoteOriginally posted by SOldBear Quote
Being cheap, I can't justify $40 for a spanner.

So I use the jaws of a dial caliper to disassemble/assemble lenses and camera bodies. There is a local Harborfreight a few miles from my house. It has calipers on 50% sale almost every other week. My other hobby is woodworking for which calipers are essential.

Well, actually I used the same thing before, to open up the mode dial on a ME Super. But there is no way I can use this thing to open up the ISO/EV adjustment dial

Here I found quite some tools:
japan-hobby-tool.com web shop

Haven't made my mind on which one to get yet.
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I too am lacking a tool to open it. Ah well, its not a necessity, but I think instead of selling it I want to open the camera for my own educational purposes.
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I'm late to the thread but here is another link.


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