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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Broken Nikkormat Battery Covers

Broken Nikkormat Battery Covers | How Does This Happen Clockwise Rotation Required Broken Nikkormat Battery Covers First of all, the battery cover is cast brass, tempered for hardness then the finish is applied. Tempered brass is strong but brittle. The Nikkormat battery cover has 2 locking-tabs inside for a friction fit. As the battery cover is attached to the camera and turned counter-clockwise you can feel it tighten up. If you will look carefully at the battery cover.  The arrow engraved on the cover shows the Read More...

Pentax Stops Selling Parts

Pentax Stops Selling Parts Technicians servicing Pentax image products were dealt another blow to their service business when Pentax/Ricoh stopped selling parts to “un-authorized repair centers” in March of this year. As of this writing, only one Pentax/Ricoh service center exists in the US. Independent service techs may not suffer as much as when Nikon closed their parts dept to all but ASF’s. Pentax digital product service, in general, is not a large part of any tech’s business. For parts support, techs need part Read More...