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Need Nikon S repair manual
Old 04-27-2011   #1
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Need Nikon S repair manual

Does anyone have a Nikon S2/S3/SP repair manual in pdf form that can be shared with me ?

Thanks in advance.
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Does anyone have a Nikon S2/S3/SP repair manual in pdf form that can be shared with me ?

Thanks in advance.
if you are not an experienced repairman, learning camera repair with a repair manual often ends up with a disassembled basket case camera which costs more to reassemble the than the original repair. I learned that from sad experience years ago. Never again.

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if you are not an experienced repairman, learning camera repair with a repair manual often ends up with a disassembled basket case camera which costs more to reassemble the than the original repair. I learned that from sad experience years ago. Never again.

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Perhaps I should be a little bit more clear on what I'm trying to do. Basically I just acquired an S3-2000 and the helicoid gives a slight squeaking sound. After looking at old threads about this normal problem, I think I should be able to clean the helicoid by myself. But as Brian Sweeney said, he wouldn't do it without the repair manual. Hence here I am looking for one. Actually what I need is just for that particular section on disassembling the helicoid.
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Shoot every step of the "repair"!
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This is not something difficult :

- step 1 : removing the front plate 4 screws
- step 2 : lifting the front plate off
- step 3 : removing the helical 3 screws and marking them (two identical, one different)
- step 4 : lifting the helical and the infinity lock arm altogether off
- step 5 : marking the spacers that were under the helical
- step 6 : removing the infinity lock tab 2 screws and removing the tab
- step 7 : unscrewing the male part off the female part of the helical, and taking notice of where the engaging point is
- steps above 7 : read what I've written this morning in the other thread, and reassemble in the reverse order.

Total time should be roughly 45 minutes. Only hardware needed is : an ultrafine steelwool ball, some dishwashing soap, and hairdryer, an old toothbrush, some good lithium grease, and some good small screwdrivers.
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This is not something difficult :

- step 1 : removing the front plate 4 screws
- step 2 : lifting the front plate off
- step 3 : removing the helical 3 screws and marking them (two identical, one different)
- step 4 : lifting the helical and the infinity lock arm altogether off
- step 5 : marking the spacers that were under the helical
- step 6 : removing the infinity lock tab 2 screws and removing the tab
- step 7 : unscrewing the male part off the female part of the helical, and taking notice of where the engaging point is
- steps above 7 : read what I've written this morning in the other thread, and reassemble in the reverse order.

Total time should be roughly 45 minutes. Only hardware needed is : an ultrafine steelwool ball, some dishwashing soap, and hairdryer, an old toothbrush, some good lithium grease, and some good small screwdrivers.
Thank you for the info. This would be very handy when I perform the task.
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Old 04-28-2011   #8
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Highway 61's suggestion to buy a good set of screwdrivers is important. Once the pain of paying for them is over - they last a lifetime. The squeeling focus helicoil of the Nikon's does indeed go away after a while - in most cases. However, if you are doing the "lube" job - get some premium Lithium grease and apply sparingly and work it in. I have done a couple of S3's (chrome S3 Millennium and S2 Bd). My Olympic S3 has a slight noise and will need it soon enough.
As for instruction manual blunt statements - my favorite was the opening page of the manual for my 1949 Bentley " The owner shall instruct his driver as follows" and the follow-up sentence "In case of mechanical problems - return vehicle to Crewe, England".
Well, it did cost me Pounds 300 in 1971 - and I kept it for 3 years and never had to return it to Crewe - as as for informing the driver, no problem as I was the only one who drove it. You just had to press the "oiling" pedal every 100 miles (small "flag" on the dash popped up.
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Cherry on the cake : as you will remove the S3 2000 front plate, this is a very good opportunity to install a blue filter under the main viewfinder window to dramatically improve the rangefinder patch contrast, like Jonmanjiro explained in that other thread (click).
This is indeed a very good suggestion. Do you know where I can find the blue filter ? I searched the net and ebay for the one that Jon used. Except one store in Japan, I can't find any that sell it.

Unfortunately I also don't have the luxury to go to a local camera store and try every sheet filters that they have.

Thanks again for all the pointers...
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@tagheuer : I have that model Fujifilm blue filter which Jon had sent to me ; please drop me a PM with your address and I will ship you a piece cut off it in a regular Air letter for free.
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Just bought a Nikon S and the first curtain is sluggish.

Need to revive this thread and get some help in fixing it.

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There is this :

http://www.nicovandijk.net/repair.htm

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Thanks Highway 61.

Will give it a try...
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This is a great thread on repair thank you guy's


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Hi all,

I am looking for any direction as to where I might find/purchase/download service manual for Nikon RF. I have been tinkering and doing minor repair and CLA as far as I can comfortably with the sources I have found on webpages and here. Have been working with S2 and S more often and do have a few basket cases that I would like to practice on. Have been doing Nikon and Nikomat SLR's for a few years, and have been able to source those repair manuals.

New to the forum, and hope I can contribute from time to time with some of my repair and/or troubleshooting experiences. I'm also an amateur photographer and do try and use all the film cameras I have. As far as Nikon RF, presently shoot M, S, S2, and S3 2000 and hoping to add an SP and S4 sometime. Recently got into flash bulbs with Nikon BC-4 and BC-5 and found these to be great units, with working or replaced capacitor.

All the best and thanx in advance for any help/direction you have to offer.
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