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metrix x
03-12-2008, 08:53
I disassmbled the top of my retina IIa to lubicate the sticky range finder pivot point. I then reasembled being careful to follow the instructions for ressembling the frame counter from Chris's camera pages . Now the frame counter will not count. Tryed dissassembly and reassembly a couple of more times but still no luck. I guess it is the ratchet spring but it looks just fine.

Does anyone know what actually goes wrong with the spring, does it hav a paw or something that breaks off, is it fixable?

Ryan

VictorM.
03-12-2008, 13:29
I've had a couple of these springs break. Micro Tools sells new ones at an exhorbitant cost so I bought a couple of 'parts' quality IIa's very cheaply to get a good spring. Then I sold the remains of the two donors so the spring cost me less than nothing. Check Micro Tools for a picture to compare your spring with:
https://www.micro-tools.com/store/SearchByCategory.aspx?CategoryCode=PAR
The Retina Ia uses the same spring, so a cheap example could make a good donor camera.

zorroflores
03-12-2008, 21:50
This will lead directly to the picture of the spring:
https://www.micro-tools.com/store/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=RCS

the tab at one end acts to of push the tooth of the counter when winding lever completes traveling, unfortunately if forced at the '0' counting it breaks rather easily

I obtained one from Chris for a replacement.

metrix x
03-14-2008, 12:04
Its strange because my tab looks to be in good shape. I wonder if it is only slightly bent or something?

Thank you for the replys,

ryan