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07-12-2007, 05:55 PM   #1
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problem with zx-5n

Shot in the dark: I bought a new zx-5n on ebay a year ago, and before I finished the first roll, the camera shut off and rewound. I have been traveling so I haven't had a chance to talk to anyone or have it looked at. Since then it will turn on, but it won't focus, meter, advance, or do anything but make a kind of quiet, frustrated, electronic noise.

So I was wondering if any of you Pentax users have had this kind of problem. This is actually the first automatic SLR that I've owned, so I am way over my head. Suggestions?

Also, if it's not something simple/obvious. Can anyone recommend me a good, reliable repair site?

07-16-2007, 03:21 PM   #2
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I don't really know what's wrong with your camera, but I do know of a great repair site.

Eric Hendrickson does a great job with camera repairs, and his site states that he can fix "Z's, X's, PZ's and SF's" so your ZX-5n shouldn't be a problem.

In our brief emails, I've gathered that he has quite a bit of camera fixing experience, and not just with Pentax cameras. So far, I've sent him two Pentax ME Supers, an ME, and even a Minolta SRT201.

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