I picked up a Ricoh GR1s for a very reasonable price the other day. I should first say I am very happy to own another Ricoh GR1, you can read my experience of my first one here. I regretted selling it, now I have another, very pleased!
Less pleasing was the reason I got it cheap. It is in fact the second one I have had in my possession that has had this issue so I am going to assume they are if not prone, at least susceptible to such an issues. The problem is the viewfinder surround breaking.
It is held on at one end by a screw and the other with a clip. The clip breaks and the surrond flaps about.
The problem as I saw it was that super glue would be far to permanent and if I spilt it into the on off button it would be game over! Also, getting it repaired would potentially prohibitively expensive for such a small problem. I decided the best thing to use would be a little bit of glue gun glue.
I gently lifted the edge, ran some glue down the edge, stuck it down then scraped away the excess.
I know it doesn’t look perfect, but it is a lot better, and it can be undone! Now time to enjoy a Ricoh GR1 again … and just in time to take it on my holidays tomorrow! Very pleased!
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