Pentax MX winder issues


Link Posted 16/02/2017 - 12:46
Does anyone know of a link or have any knowledge on trouble shooting fixing a Pentax MX winder, basically, single advance does not work on the winder and in continuous mode it just constantly advance the shutter without the button being pressed. Any help gratefully acceppted


Link Posted 19/02/2017 - 23:24
Service manual and how it works can be found at
Managed to fix mine from this.


Link Posted 25/02/2017 - 19:24
Edit: sorry I thought you meant the camera winder

Apparently the winder mechanism on the later MX's had a smoother action as it was better engineered. The later MX's had a plastic film holder indicator on the back door as opposed to the earlier metal film holders.

Seems to run true as both mine are fine. Both I got for free, one is battered and covered in battery corrosion, last serviced in 1989 as I found a sticker. The winder is perfect despite the camera looking like it sunk with the Titanic. It also has a focus screen in it that I cannot find on the internet.
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Last Edited by nocturnal on 25/02/2017 - 19:26
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