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Simon Jakobsson

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  1. The thing is though, I can get a new K-3 body for maybe $60-70 from ebay, so to pay probably more than that for a repair is not really worth it. I also love this, because it means I get to mess around with it. Anyway, I opened it up, was nervous about the assembly but I felt it was worth the risk not having to think about that 'effin thing while shooting. Anyway, some gut-wrenching moments later I reached the insides and found a screw. As shown in the picture, this is not like the standard screw (that you unscrew to reach the insides for example), but it's larger, it has a flat thick cap, and also, it has no use (?). I looked around, but for the life of me I could not find where this screw came from. Does anyone have a clue? The screw is on the left side, the other one is the more common type.
  2. I feel like I've manhandled the camera a bit, but i got whatever is jamming the cogs loose again. I guess I'll have to open it up and check it out. I'll report back once I find the culprit.
  3. Hello! I've been lurking around this forum for a while reading up on all kinds of film-related knowledge. Well, a couple of days ago I bought a K-3 for an upcoming project. I've been loading it with dummy-film over and over, preparing for the real deal, on tuesday I'm supposed to shoot a test roll. Well, to the problem. The first thing I noticed was that I heard a sound while handling the camera, a rattling sound as if something really small fell around inside the insides of the camera. Then later the camera jammed, after some thinking I realised that the rattling sound was gone, so whatever was in there was probably stuck in a cog. I rotated one of the cogs in the front using a pen (only taking the lens off), and the camera was rolling again, also the little rattling sound was back, this happened again, but since the fix was so easy I thought I'd wait with disassembling the whole thing. But now it's really stuck, nothing happens when I press the shutter button, the single-frame increment button doesn't work either, I've tried to take off the front part, but the screws are really really tight, so I have to get a better screwdriver. The camera is wound up completely, so I'm guessing it's not a good idea opening up the body unless you really know what's going on. I really like the camera, I haven't felt this exited about something since Christmas as a kid. And now I'm worried sick over the little guy. So I'm looking for any tips on how to approach the problem, any knowledge you got about what could be done. Also, I really need to get to bed, is it bad for the camera to leave it fully wound up for 12 hours?
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