I finally got myself an SM1k, and I'd love it if the auto-rotation didn't kill itself.
Looking around I've seen many posts alluding to the fragility of the SM1k auto-rotation mechanism, but I haven't found any pictures or descriptions of how it breaks. Can anyone provide info so that I can attempt to reinforce accordingly?
I'll include a picture to refresh everyone's memory:
I've labelled the three components A, B, and C for easy reference. Original picture by Blue.
I'm guessing that the likely failures are:
1. Either of the two arms of component "A" snap (shouldn't be hard to reinforce or even replace the whole thing).
2. Component B breaks somehow (either breaking off the tip that interfaces with the cylinder or breaking where it attaches to part "C").
3. "C" seems pretty sturdy, but again the all-plastic, pin-in-hole connection to part "B" could be an issue for either component.
Any prior experience with SM1ks that you can share is appreciated.
Edited by jwasko, 23 March 2017 - 09:26 PM.