minolta autocord issue

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by Craig Swensson, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Craig Swensson

    Craig Swensson Member

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    My Autocord has problem with wind on. It is an intermittant problem where the lever will sometimes only move perhaps a 1/3 of distance needed to wind next frame on. Now the weird bit , if i sweep the focus lever three or four times BEFORE winding on then there is no problem. Of course i can also `crank' the lever three or four times and reverse wind to set shutter.
    I am thinking of pulling the side off to see if anything obvious is amiss but the fact that the focus sweep stops the problem occuring has stopped me untill i get more info. Any ideas?
    I am confident in taking the side off but any further and maybe a specailist is needed
     
  2. alef_fela

    alef_fela Member

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    Hi Craig,
    I have been fiddling with an autocord lately, are you still looking for ideas?