Fix Rollei 35 S film indicator

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by marc_berg, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. Hi all, since I proved myself to be a fairly incompetent mechanic, I would like to ask for advice about how I can get the film indicator of my Rollei 35 S fixed -without taking it to the repair service, of course-. So, the film indicator is increased OK while shooting. The problem is it does not get back to 0 -a red triangle- when the back covering is removed. I got here a copy of the original Rollei repair service in both german/english. I happen to speak -fairly badly, I know- both languages, but I am unable to figure out how to fix it. Maybe someone has an idea. I post the manual part that should help fix this. Explanation at bottom of the page: "Engage spring eye of item 24 in item 25. Fit item 23 and tension by approximately 1/2 turn, thus lifting over the stop of item 25. Allow to spring back and check position of item 25. So, anybody knows what I should do? Best regards. Marc
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  2. OK, I forgot to use my CR. Next try. Hi all, since I proved myself to be a fairly incompetent mechanic, I would like to ask for advice about how I can get the film indicator of my Rollei 35 S fixed -without taking it to the repair service, of course :)-. So, the film indicator is increased OK while shooting. The problem is it does not get back to 0 -a red triangle- when the back covering is removed. I got here a copy of the original Rollei repair service in both german/english. I happen to speak -fairly badly, I know- both languages, but I am unable to figure out how to fix it. Maybe someone has an idea. I post the manual part that should help fix this. Explanation at bottom of the page: "Engage spring eye of item 24 in item 25. Fit item 23 and tension by approximately 1/2 turn, thus lifting over the stop of item 25. Allow to spring back and check position of item 25". So, anybody knows what I should do? Best regards. Marc
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  3. From some experience with other frame counters and from what I see from the pic I would do the following:

    The spring #24 probably has two ends, one like a loop and the other one like a hook. It seems that you first should position #24 on #25 such that the hook of the spring fits into something which attaches it to #25 (maybe a post, maybe a small hole). Then position #23, it should have a small pin where the loop of the spring #24 attaches to. Press #23 gently against #25 and turn it such that the spring #24 is tensioned. At a certain position you will run against a stop pin on #25. Lift #23 gently (without loosing the spring) and turn it approx. 1/2 turn more such that the spring is tensioned. I think #23 is fixed in a certain position by screw #22.
     
  4. Hi Winfried,

    thanks for your answer. It makes sense. Spring #24 has two ends, one with a hook and one with a loop. #25 has actually a small place where this hook could be attached to and #23 has also the small pin.
    I had figured it should be like that, but I could not lift #23 enough without loosing the spring and I did not want to break the spring either -after all, I already said that I am fairly incompetent :)-.

    I am going to try it and I will tell you later. Many thanks for your help.

    Best regards (MfG).

    Marc
     
  5. Hi Winfried,

    kaum macht ma's richtig, schon funktioniert's...

    Thank you for your help. It works fine now.

    Marc
     

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