Bell & Howell Autoload 430 project (with pictures)
Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:17 PM
Thanks a lot!
Attached are 2 pictures, one of the inside of the camera, the front is where I think the mirror should go, and the second is of the loose mirror!
Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:19 PM
Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:45 PM
I don't see any pictures attached to your post, but I wanted to let you know that you will probably be able to fix it. I've fixed a couple of cameras that had the same issue with a just little super glue. There's usually a small flat surface turned 45 degrees below the front end of the viewfinder assembly with a bit of old hardened glue smudged on it. Once you get those photos up, I'm sure I or someone else will be able to point it out for you. Oh, and don't lose that little mirror!
Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:59 PM
Posted 01 September 2013 - 03:34 AM
I can't really tell from that picture, but maybe someone else can? Or could you post a wider shot, and maybe a shot of the mirror also?
Posted 01 September 2013 - 09:18 AM
Near the front there is a place that the mirror fits perfectly but it is laying flat (parallel to the viewfinder mechanism) so it does not work, so I would like to know where the mirror should actually sit!
Thanks a lot!!
Posted 04 September 2013 - 10:17 PM
Hmmm, I dunno. You're right it's confusing. I'll try to open up a couple of my cameras and see if I can find a similar setup.
Posted 03 October 2013 - 02:48 PM
Hey, sorry it took so long. So here's a Nizo S30 with aerial focusing:
You can see the mirror is in the upper left corner:
Here it is a bit closer:
And here it is real close:
When it came to me, the mirror was just bouncing around inside the camera. Once I glued it in there, the viewfinder was good as new. Hope that helps! Sorry it took so long!
Posted 04 October 2013 - 02:17 AM
There seems to be dried glue on that white tab in the centre of pic 1. I wonder if the mirror should be thereabouts.