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Russell A., Camera and Video Technician
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It is not a digital camera, it is a PENTAX A3000 with mirror

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It is not a digital camera, it is a PENTAX A3000 with mirror lock up. I like the camera, BUT......
JA: What's the exact make and model of the camera? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Pentax A3000, about 1980s. Ser#3478796 give you any idea?
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Took the lens off and saw that the mirror was up , with finger, can bring it down, but won't set up.
JA: The camera expert can solve this for you. Anything else you want him to know before I connect you two?
Customer: Question: cost?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell H. replied 12 months ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

What would you like to do with your not-working Pentax SLR (non-digital, of course) camera?

Repair? you asked about cost. I presume that would mean, sending it out for repair.