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Russell A., Camera and Video Technician
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Experience:  30 years of experience as a TV station technician gives me a unique understanding of technical equipment issues.
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Can a focusing screen be removed from a Pentax KX camera and

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Can a focusing screen be removed from a Pentax KX camera and be cleaned or replaced
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell A. replied 7 months ago.


Yes. If you are lucky, you can find a local shop that can clean the screen for you. If not, or you are just the adventurous type with some skill to work with small objects, you can remove and replace the screen using the visual instructions at the link below.

Please keep in mind that my diagnosis & solutions provided are directly dependent on the accuracy of your description of the problem. As with any "do it yourself" fixes, success is a "team effort", since I can't see or touch the camera, and relies on the customer's manual dexterity and ability to follow the instructions well. If the "do it yourself" approach doesn't work out for you and you need conventional repair, please let me know.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I had already found that site for Pentax digital cameras including Pentax kx.I am trying to clean the screen on 35mm Pentax KX, a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT CAMERA. KX, not kx
Expert:  Russell A. replied 7 months ago.

According to my database on film cameras the KX model does not have a removable screen, therefore the top cover and the prism must be removed in order to access the screen for cleaning. Unfortunately, there are no free resources available for diagrams or disassembly instructions.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
kinda what i thought
Expert:  Russell A. replied 7 months ago.

You are quite welcome.