M645 Super - Mirror Locked Up

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by aoluain, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. aoluain

    aoluain Member

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    Hi All,

    I was shooting the second last frame of a roll
    of film today with 'Mirror Lock-up' and the
    mirror has jammed permanently in the up position
    and the curtain has not fully closed either.

    If I click the M-Up lever back to normal the mirror
    does not follow, I cannot advance to the next frame
    either, a different back doesnt solve the prob either,
    basically I have tried everything simple I think!
    the whole system seems to be just locked up
    on the body, I have read that the super can
    generate such problems.

    Is there a quick fix or does the body have to go
    through open heart surgery?

    Alan
     
  2. tkamiya

    tkamiya Member

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    I had this happen few times with my Super. Remove the battery and reinsert. Or, better yet, use a fresh battery.... I don't know if it's power cycling or fresh battery that did it, but this process did unlock mine.
     
  3. Ian Grant

    Ian Grant Subscriber

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    That happens with Mamiya's when the battery dies it's sudden, not sure about the Super but on earlier models pressing the battery test button closes the shutter. Then the mirror lock can be released as well. While the shutters not fully closed the mirror will stay fully open.

    Ian
     
  4. aoluain

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    cool, thats sorted it, but the battery is only new, I had to give the curtain a little helping hand!!

    thanks guys!