Post Number: 13
|Posted on Sunday, December 28, 2008 - 11:29 am: ||
Just won a camera on e-bay..decribed as working
from a cosmetic view the camera is clean..however Upon closer inspection the shutter seemed to fire
on one speed only as the ring that sets the speeds feels lose like no detent, I put a cable
on the shutter release and set to bulb
it still fired at about 1/125 of sec and did not
stay open...Not sure the problem anyone have any
suggestions short of a teardown ?
Post Number: 155
|Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 08:54 pm: ||
I am guessing here, because I seem to have misplaced my Minister D. I have one somewhere, and if I find it I'll look it over. But I suspect that whatever pin or tab the ring uses to communicate with the shutter setting mechanism may be broken, bent or dislodged. I would look at whatever is the simplest way to get at the mechanism beneath the ring and see if the ring is engaging it. Probably a teardown, but some shutters have parts that can be taken off to reveal some of the mechanism.
Post Number: 28
|Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 01:43 am: ||
IIRC there is a round lever as thick as a toothpick linking the cam plate to which it is riveted (not so sure about this any longer) and the speed selector/ LV ring assembly, it can only be accessed after dismantling all the operating rings on the front of the lens barrel.
It is very important you do not try knocking down that set of rings, as it will drive you nuts to get them back together again!
In one of my ministers I was faced with the problem you describe, but after repairing the joint between the cam plate and the shutter speed ring the camera was operational again.
NB: Cleaning the rings in a bath of lighter fuel and very lightly geasing the cam plate will restore the smooth operation of the camera.
Post Number: 16
|Posted on Sunday, February 01, 2009 - 11:10 am: ||
Well Started to dig into the Yaschica, a small
bit of metal was loose on the front lense
ev ring and when I spun it around, it fell out.
looks to be a ball dentent pin about 1/2 inch
long..still have not figured out how to disassemble lens group, I bought another Minister
that suppose to be working, hope I can figure out
the problem, now I have a donor camera for the one just purchased if I get it all buggered up..
any more suggestions ?