Hello friends,

today I changed an infamous Pad of Death in my Yashica 35 Electro GSN - oh, what a nightmare! The camera is quite easy in repair, but the original material of the pad almost made me to cry - why on earth did they choose such a thing for such an important piece? My pad was almost like a piece of the soviet household soap, brown and gooey - when I tried to press it with a screwdriver's blade, it just smudged I put there a piece of 3 mm thick neoprene foam from a camera seal kit, and it works perfectly now - though I had some problems with B speed and double exposure lock, but it was easy to find and fix. Yashica Guy recommends 2 mm pad, but I checked the contacts' positions and added some place for compression. Now my Yashica works just like new. I am yet to explore its miracles

Cheers,
Zhenya