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trying to fix alej's Ricoh Singlex TLS camera tonight. no shutter action and the view finder mirror seems to be frozen in the up position.

Pressing the shutter has no action or catch. Removed the battery but seems new. I doubt there's any sort of electronic action. From the manual it seems like the electronics is just for a light meter and optional flash.

Read through this 3-part tear down and repair. They weren't able to find the culprit, so I may be in over my head simonhawketts.co.uk/2016/04/26

Removing the bottom to get at the shutter gear assembly. Noticing something that's preventing the shutter action!

The self timer arm (?) seems to be half-engaged. Pulling it manually with my screwdriver advances the shutter gears until....

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