How to open up a Soligor Spot Sensor II?

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  1. Steve Goldstein

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    I was getting tired of the foggy appearance looking through the finder so thought I'd try to clean the innards. There's one long screw through the handle, and two shorties down by the lanyard, but there still seems to be something else holding the case together although I couldn't see any other screws. This is the analog version, if it matters, and it works fine, it's just the viewing that's a little dim. Any hints? Thanks.
     
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    When I dropped my Adorama digital spot meter (rebranded Soligor), I tried to open it up to see if I could realign the readout (it was showing double). I, too, found what you did after removing the screws...there was still something holding it together. I ended up sending it to Richard Ritter who specializes in repairing the Pentax and Soligor (or identical rebrands) and he did an excellent repair and calibration for about $75.00 including postage etc. IIRC. It's worth it if you want to go that route. If you screw it up doing it yourself, you'll do well to send it to him anyway. :wink: Here's a link: http://www.lg4mat.net/
     
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    If it's still got name or serial # plates on it you may find a hidden screw under one of them. Just use contact cement or double stick facey tape to put it back on.
     
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    I have a Pentax spot adn found the meter's dial holds the halfs to gether.
     
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    I had a Soligor Spot Sensor II meter that I took apart to clean. You will need to back out the Dioper adjustment as far as it will go. Behind that you will see a metal plate with 2 holes in it. You will need to use a spanner or some other device to turn that metal plate with. I ended using a metal pick that came with my solder gun. Once you get that unscrewed you need to remove the 3 visible screws and the cover splits right in two.
     
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    Cleaning a Soligor Spot Sensor II

    Two shelves of the meter body is held together by screws and a threaded collar around the viewfinder. One longish screw is on the right side (seing from back) of the body, two are close to the battery compartment door. Remove all three, the latter two holds the small steel plate the chromed lanyard screw is screwed into. In order to remove the threaded collar you need a special tool or, at least, a pair bent, sharp pointed but strong enough pliers. The collar has two small holes the pins of the tool should be inserted into, then it can be screwed out carefully, counterclockwise.
    One more caveat: be extremely careful with the glass plate that acts as a meter scale: the print is water soluble. Don't ask, how I know!
    No other dirty tricks inside.
    Good luck, Laszlo