View Full Version : How Do You Get The Frame Screws Out Of A Bessa L?

09-23-2011, 09:50
I'm experiencing the well known winder jam and would like to apply the fix posted elsewhere on this site.

However, the tiny Phillips style screws defy all attempts at removal.

Any tips would be appreciated, including where to get the proper screwdriver.

The local camera repair stores are asking $100 to fix it for me, and I'll just buy another Bessa of some sort before I do that.


09-23-2011, 09:59
The screws are JCII standard and Phillips points don't seat properly. Microtools carries them. 2.5mm tips are the ones I use the most.
When you work on external screws, put enough pressure on the screwdriver to keep it seated, You don't want to scratch anything.

They likely to be called "crosspoint" tips @ microtools.

09-23-2011, 11:55
Thanks a bunch Landshark.