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04-23-2010, 02:40 PM   #1
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Super Program disassembly

Somehow the little window that lets light in to illumintate the focusing screen led's have gotten dirty. There is some goo on it. I want to get rid of this, cause the ex. of my Super Program is in mint condition, apart from this and that annoys me.

Any tips on how to clean it? Anyone who has experience disassembling the Super Program, removing the top cover? I have disassembled the ME Super, but with this one, im expecting a lot more electronics and probably a lot more hassle.


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A related question: how to clean the backlight switch?

I have two Super Programs, and on both of them the backlight switch is useless. You have to push it in hard with the cap of a ballpoint pen or something, and then the light will come on, but fingertips are an insufficient tool.

There's no obvious way to get the switch out of the camera body, and I don't have a good idea about how to safely clean it in place. I tried spraying one with electronics cleaner, but don't think it did any good.

Seems that for your problem, the question is how to get the top cover off so you can find where the dirt is. I don't have an answer for that either.
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sorry, i have no experience with disassembly of cameras, but you guys could give the service manual a look, it shows how everything is put together.


link to service manual: Pentax Manuals

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Definitely read the manuals, but I think just offhand, that the screen comes out with 3 screws accessible from the mirror box.

Be advised, though, that if the screen is really dirty it may need to be replaced altogether. I sent an SP to Eric Hendrickson recently because I didn't want to screw it up.

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