MC-30 remote release--any diagrams of inside?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by efusco, May 10, 2003.

  1. While photographing some local waterfalls today I accidently let my
    MC-30 remote release drag in the creek for a few seconds. I picked it
    up shook out a teaspoon or so of water and went on using int without

    When I got home, however, I didn't know if there might still be water
    inside that might corrode or destroy this thing. So (mistake #1) I
    opened it up by removing the 4 screws. The innards were completely
    dry (thank goodness), so I tried to put it back together.
    Unfortunately, when I opened it up the springs popped and I couldn't
    see exactly where everything started.

    Anyway, I have the thing back together now (after a couple of failed
    attempts), and it seems to work OK except that the lock now won't hold
    the button down. I'm hesitant to open it up again since it took so
    long to get it to work even partially right the first time. I'd
    appreciate any links or personal images of the innards of what this
    thing should look like or if I should do something special to adjust
    the spring that controls the lock or what.

    Thanks a lot.
  2. Evan, take it apart once more, and when putting it back together push the button down, or if wouldn't work switch the lock.

    I modified my MC-30, mounting an RJ45 socket into the back so that I can reuse the cable for other things and I had no problems assembling the thing. I do remember that it wasn't obvious, but pushing the button down, or switching the lock should be the solution.



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