You will need a standard, small to medium sized, Phillips head screwdriver
for the screws inside the camera. You will need a jewelers size Phillips
head screwdriver for the screws on the front plate of the camera. I
would suggest buying a small set of "precision" screwdrivers ("Stanley"
makes a nice set; they and most other brands are about $5-10.00.).
They'll last you the rest of your life and come in handy on many
occasions.You can get these at any hardware store and probably at the
hardware section in Walmart. (A good pair of tweezers is
a big help.)
To clean the lens you just open the camera as if to put in a roll of film and set the back aside.Then stare down into the front 1/2 of the body at the back of the lens. You'll
see 2 small Phillips head screws on either side of the lens.
Remove those, and the film chamber assembly will lift away from the front
The lens can then easily be removed.
To clean the lens you just open the camera as if to put in a roll of film and set the back aside.Then stare down into the front 1/2 of the body at the back of the lens. You'll see 2 small Phillips head screws on either side of the lens. Remove those, and the film chamber assembly will lift away from the front box.
The lens is just that, a single piece of glass within a short black plastic cylinder. Note which is front, and which is back. Also there is a washer in front of the lens to keep track of for correct order and orientation of reassembly. Wash the lens gently with soap and water, and dry it with a clean soft cloth towel.
There is also a flat square simple piece of glass in front of the lens just behind the decorative metal shield on the front of the camera. This may also be clouded. It is a little more tricky to remove. It is easier to just clean the square glass; but, if the viewfinder lenses or mirror need cleaning this would be the time to do that also.
If just cleaning the square glass, take out the 2 screws near the lens and gently flex the metal shield up, just enough to get the little glass square out. Clean it with soap and water and replace it.
Clean the big square top lens the front viewing lens and the mirror with soap and water.
Be patient putting this assembly
with the addition of the little square front glass back on, as working
from the 2 directions simultaneously and getting the big viewfinder lens
balanced into position can require several attempts. However, if
I can do it anyone can.
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