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Repairing the front door stand on a Retina camera.
If the stand is floppy or if you want to replaced it with a better example, you'll need to first strip the leather from the front.
These two brass rivets need to be drilled out. Use a 2mm drill bit.
The components should fall apart once the ends of the rivets have been drilled out.
File down the stubs of the rivets on the spring plate.
Punch out the remains of rivets.
You'll need two suitable rivets. These are tubular-type 2mm nickel-plated brass rivets. They have been shortened to suit the job at hand. The length of the rivet shaft needs to be around 2.5mm.
True-up the spring plate as needed, place the stand back in position.
Here I am using a watchmaker's staking set to help me spread the ends of the rivets.
All done and ready to have the leather covering put back in place.