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Re: [Rollei] stuck PC-lockring at Rolleibaby

On Fri, 30 May 2003 siufai  wrote:

> > The last thing is the bushing of the PC outlet. This d*** thing is
> > tight. I tried to turn it with a good tweezer... nothing else fits into
> > the cramped space. Nothing... it is stuck, and so am I.
> > 
> > Any ideas how to remove this?
> If I remember correctly, there is a ring inside the PC connector that need to 
> be removed. You have little space to get to it, so you need to make a "tool" to 
> remove it. This "tool" can be made from metal sheet or from an old screwdriver 
> (just make a slot in the middle).

I ground an old pair of tweezers to fit and managed to remove the ring.

> Let me know if you succeed in cleaning it and how it went. My friend's "Baby" 
> suffers from greasy shutter blades and we are planning on opening it in the 
> near future. I already have thought out how to do the surgery but perhaps there 
> are any pitfalls that I should be aware of. One thing that I'm still puzzeling 
> is that the aperture and time indication rings are fixed at the shutter. I'm 
> not sure yet how it is fixed and how to remove it. Your hands-on experience 
> will be appreciated.

You'll need to remove the finder lens to remove the rings. That's all, the
ar not fixed to the shutter.

I tried to remove the gummed grease with lighter fluid. So far, no
success. When still wet, the shutter works perfectly... dried, it's a
complete failure, nothing moves any more. 

I'll try to accumulate more energy and patience (I'm currently out of
both...) and will completely disassemble the shutter to clean it
thorougly. I removed both lens cells without problems and documented each
step with a digicam with macro. These pictures are _really_ needed, I
don't think Ì'll get the shutter back to work without them.


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