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Re: [Rollei] Trouble with my 3.5F

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From: "Bob McClelland" <bob  >
To: <rollei  
Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2003 4:41 AM
Subject: [Rollei] Trouble with my 3.5F

> Just lately, my 3.5F has been misbehaving, inasmuch as it
> double exposes a frame. I have looked at it (not very
scientifically) and
> I've noticed that it squeaks when I wind on, as though
it's struggling a
> bit. It is very spasmodic, and hence not predictable. Is
this a common
> fault, and is there a quick fix (I'm forever a wishful
thinker!) or is it a
> major repair job?
> Any comments from the experts?
> Many thanks,
> regards,
> Bob
> Cornwall (U.K.)
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  The camera needs a cleaning. Double exposures or skipped
frames can be sticky parts in the transport due to dried out
lubricant and can also come from misadjustment of the stroke
of the cocking levers.
  A good overhaul will include cleaning and relubricating
the transport, the focus mechanism, and the shutter.
  Squeeking can sometimes be cured by putting a little dry
silicone lubricant on the pins that hold the spools.
  Remember that many Rolleis have never been serviced in
their lives and are getting to be fifty years old.

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Richard Knoppow
Los Angeles, CA, USA