Friday, November 12, 2010
Pentax ist* DS disassembling, part 2 of 2
Ok.. now, when the top cover is removed, we are about to clean the contacts of the shutter.
Use some cotton swabs slightly wet of pure alcohol 180 proof or 90 % and remove the dust and
dirt developed over the time of frequent use.
Do not forget to clean the other part of the contact. Be gentle, since the metal part is very soft and easy to damage
Now... the more difficult part is to remove the dial button. Even though I was not able to fix it as I expected, I released one screw shown bellow, and with gentle move I released the little ball which is part of the dial button. This ball makes the dial button click on every step. It was an coincident, but guess what, now my camera doesnt skip the value of shutter/apperture when using this dial button. :)
I have tried to remove also the bottom cover of the camera, but to access the dial button is very difficult and take more time, patience and skills.
Now.. go backwards step by step and put all the parts where they belong to. Make sure you don't have any screws left :)
Thanks for watching.
Posted by manolo at 6:09 AM