Repair and service information for the Contax camera. The Contax service manual gives a comprehensive list of possible causes of various symptoms and I suggest you refer to that if the cause of your problem. Contax Quartz 35mm SLR camera, Contax Q, Q. TTL metering system using a silicon photo diode, manual or aperture-priority exposure controls .

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This picture also shows the spring contacts that connect to the left hand front plate assembly. The finder has a matte field with a horizontal split-image device surrounded by a microprism. The multi-exposure switch, which also unlocks the exposure compensation dial, engages with two levers, one for each function.

These contact the front plate.

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The transfer switch is located under the base plate. In the picture the top one has already been removed.

Remove the backing paper and wet the adhesive surface slightly I use a licked finger of about 19 of the cover that will be nearest the lens mount. Quartz-timed electronically controlled vertical travel type metal focal plane shutter. Note that the catch needs to be tight for it to work correctly just not too tight.

They are like a propelling pencil but have a bundle of glass fibres instead of a lead.

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Every now and then you get a duff camera: The ones that got away. Shutter Removal Remove the mirror box as detailed above. Press the cover around the corner but not completely.

Other new features included manual or aperture-priority exposure controls and a DOF preview lever. The above method can be used to remove and refit the mirror if this happens.

There are three different versions that I know of. Next remove the metal clip that retains the wires that go to the shutter and also acts as an anchor point for the spring that is attached to the exposure compensation lock lever.

The field created by the coil is in opposition to the permanent magnet so effectively cancels the permanent magnet. Conax covers are often thicker and are difficult to get under the holder. The above can be done with the shutter still in the camera once the mirror box has been removed but below is how to remove the shutter if you need to.

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Start by desoldering the wires to the shutter. The only things to watch out for are the rewind release button cover and the plastic surround from around the tripod bush, both of which are loose and will likely fall out once the plate is removed. Personal tools Log in. The other symptom can be that the mirror fails to return.

To refit the memo holder, clean up the plastic rivets that will have pulled through the holes.

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The release is a small lever that protrudes from just under the mirror box, towards the front, on the right hand side when looking at the front of the camera. The original transfer maual was replaced around the same time as the magnet change and then changed again around serial numberAlso remove any batteries to eliminate power to the flexi.

Remove it again and apply a small amount of glue to each plastic rivet then refit again.

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Mirror Stop and Focus Errors The mirror stop is located in the mirror box arrowed in picture and the mirror rests against it when in the down position.

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Any remaining sticky tape will need removing from the mirror carrier before fitting the replacement mirror. See the two pictures below. There is a plate either side of the lens manula that can be removed. Once the viewfinder surround is removed, unscrew the three screws holding the flexi in place.