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12-13-2009, 09:32 PM   #1
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Dismental MX Winding Lever Assembly?

Hi All,

Just wonder if someone has done this before, to take off the MX film winding lever assembly on top of the camera?

There two small holes on the retainer screw/cover, wonder if I should turn it clockwise or anti clockwise? I tried both way but couldn't unscrew the cover, but I didn't put too much force 'cause I don't wanna scratch it. If I know the direction, I might force my way through.

Your input will be very appreciated.

Many thanks.

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need a special tool..

like in this web ..

Disassembly of the Pentax MX Camera

direct link..

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Don't even need a tool...with a bit of use, the damn thing'll come loose of its own accord. Just remember to watch it, and do any disassembly in a baking tray or something similar so you don't lose any of the parts.

If you need to get it loose manually, you can use something with two points that fit in the holes (a divider, for example, like you see used on maps) or you can try using a rubber to get a grip on it.
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Thanks guys for the tips and info. Actually I've seen the service manual, and the link by fearview too. But I just didn't know which direction I should turn the lever cover. Just managed to take it off already ...

Thanks again and cheers!



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