Canon VT repair

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  1. Nikanon

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    Hello,

    It seems one small drop did my Canon VT in by landing directly on the winding knob when extended. The camera still functions, but VERY slowly with lots of force required. I wanted to try to remove the top plate to try to correct what appears to be a bent winding shaft, but after removing the screws on the front, the timer mechanism, and a few screw in the winding knob, I'm stuck with what else to do. Can someone help direct me how to disassemble this camera?

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    Thank you, my only concern would be how the slow speed dial comes in to play now
     
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    Hmm, I don't think you have to remove that.
    Did you remove the flash pc socket screw ? I have to remove that on my P.
     
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    The canon P is not similar in disassembly as with the VT. I tried with with these service manuals and it is a different build. Search apug for my top plate removal instructions i wrote a while back as i had to do it on a VIT. It has photos and tips for things that might not be obvious at first look. Get a good set of correctly sized screw drivers for the set screws or you will strip them and make it impossible to dissemble not sure you can even drill out such a small screw if you do strip them. Good luck