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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-23-2018, 05:48 PM  
K1000 won't sync flash
Posted By HotJuicyBurgers
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Yah I may just contact the individual you mentioned in the other post to see about how much it would cost. I'm hoping that with a good cleaning it will be good to go. Not a huge fan of removing the front of the camera. If only the contacts were on the top of bottom.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-22-2018, 10:48 PM  
K1000 won't sync flash
Posted By HotJuicyBurgers
Replies: 17
Views: 2,203
Is the shutter functioning? I mean as far as I know. It is opening and closing. I popped open the back, and the shutter opens at all speeds. Before I open the camera could I still check the hot shoe contacts? Any idea how much a CLA should cost?
Even if I open the camera, if cleaning the contacts didn't fix the problem what could even be done?

Also thanks for the warm welcome!
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 11-22-2018, 08:52 PM  
New to Film Cameras, like many, own a Pentax K1000
Posted By HotJuicyBurgers
Replies: 6
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Thanks for the welcome guys!
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-22-2018, 07:05 PM  
K1000 won't sync flash
Posted By HotJuicyBurgers
Replies: 17
Views: 2,203
The flash wouldn't fire on either the hot shoe or through the PC cable
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-22-2018, 12:45 PM  
K1000 won't sync flash
Posted By HotJuicyBurgers
Replies: 17
Views: 2,203
According to the service manual it looks like I will at least have to remove the "front standard" which I assume means the front of the camera. I am referring to the first two pages of section 2 of the k1000 manual. I can't really find a good disassembly video of the camera on youtube which is strange considering how ubiquitous the k1000 is.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-22-2018, 12:47 AM  
K1000 won't sync flash
Posted By HotJuicyBurgers
Replies: 17
Views: 2,203
That makes sense. Any chance the fix could be something simple though? The camera seems to be fully functional so I don't want to kill it trying to fix something.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-22-2018, 12:02 AM  
K1000 won't sync flash
Posted By HotJuicyBurgers
Replies: 17
Views: 2,203
The flash I believe was a vivitar. A simple one, no bells and whistles. Was only 25 bucks at the store. As for the other camera I couldn't tell you to be sure. All I know is that the flash worked on the other camera first try every time.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-21-2018, 10:41 PM  
K1000 won't sync flash
Posted By HotJuicyBurgers
Replies: 17
Views: 2,203
Yes! I had it at 1/60, and the woman at the photography store looked at it, said, "ok it is at 60."

Thank you for the question though, as I didn't mention it in my original post.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-21-2018, 10:30 PM  
K1000 won't sync flash
Posted By HotJuicyBurgers
Replies: 17
Views: 2,203
Hey everyone, hopefully I'm in the right place for this but was hoping someone might have some experience of insight into the issue I'm having.

I found a K1000 at a thrift store and everything seemed fine with it. I got a battery and the light sensor seems to be working, Everything sounds right, film loaded, seems to be shooting fine, but today I went to a local photography shop to buy a flash as the only film I have is 400 ISO which isn't exactly ideal for inside shooting i've discovered. They attached the flash to the hot shoe, and it wouldn't fire when taking a picture. Next they tried attaching the flash to the PC cable port and it still didn't fire. They attached the flash to another camera they had and it fired correctly so I'm thinking that it wasn't the flash. They told me there was something wrong with the flash sync and would probably cost about 90 dollars to fix. Which I mean is basically what I can get another K1000 for, and more than twice what I paid for the camera. Anyone have any suggestions that maybe were overlooked? I looked at Pentax-manuals and am seeing that maybe the contacts could have an issue (of which there are 4)

I'm handy at fixing things but never taken apart a camera, so i'm hesitant to open it up. Any insight at all would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 11-21-2018, 10:20 PM  
New to Film Cameras, like many, own a Pentax K1000
Posted By HotJuicyBurgers
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Hey everyone, I found this forum unfortunately because I'm having some issues that i'll make a separate post for. Just hoping to learn and start shooting film
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