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Back Cover I cannot get the back cover of my camera to open, so that i can load the film. What do I do?

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  • elster May 13, 2009

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    I pushed the button on the bottom and rewound the film. Then pulled on the winder but the back door will not open. I have used this camera for years and this is the first time I have had trouble with this.

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Did you try lifting up the winding lever all the way out of the body?

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How do you load it


To open back cover lift knob on top of camera ( this knob has a small arm that unfolds - used in rewinding).
Once open you will see which side is the film side ( under this knob) and the take up side. On the film side raise the knob again in order to insert film case, the top of this should flip over later used to rewind film. with film trail out toward back of camera. Now push the knob down. Film should only be loaded one way so the knob can be lowered into film canister. Lower knob and Film canister is now secure.
Next thread film leader onto take up spool. Some times these have a slot , but most Just have the teeth that fit the film edge.thread the film into slot then unto teeth. You will need to use film advance arm (There should be an arm on the top opposite side of film knob) you would move that would advance film.
as you move this arm ( with cover open ) film holes should engage the teeth on bottom and top. ( if you can't advance after 1 or 2 advance arm swings) press take picture button ( releases springs).
continue until film is captured top and bottom. Use the film spool knob gently wind film back into canniester until snug don't over wind. Close cover, take a picture with lens cap on, repeat that. As you wind ,the film cartridge knob should rotate.
You are not wasting pictures film was designed for this waste.
you should know how many photos were on film 12/24/36 pictures.
you may have a knob to set to that number.
When your ready to remove film ,push silver button on bottom and use winder handle ,rotating until free and easy. Open cover mention earlier.
wow can't believe I remembered all that and hope that helps.

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How do i put film in a pentax-a 35~70mm?


Guess is a SLR, so open the back cover, it has a latch on the side open it up and then load the film cartidridge 35mm upwards first and then pull a little bit of the film to the left and then on the red dot and close the back

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Where is the shutter release button on a Canon AE-1? I am trying to load film in the camera, and the shutter crank "thing" is stuck. do i need to release it with a press of a button???


Did you actually mean shutter release or shutter advance? And to load the film,you need to pull the roll winder upwards. While you pull the winder upwards, it would have a tuck voice and then the back cover would open up. Make sure you have wound the entire roll before you open the back.

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How do I open the back of a honerwell pentax-spotmatic camera to load film


Try lifting up the film rewind knob and pull the back cover. Maybe the back cover is stuck with the old gummy light shield.

Apr 25, 2010 | Pentax 35mm SLR Cameras

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The zero (0) keeps flashing on my camera, it says 200 at the top which i think is the speed of the film but it wont let me take a picture. the camera is minolta 505si super DYNAX, help please!!


Hello,

This is a bit late but it might help!
The manual says this:
If the film is loaded incorrectly, 0 will blink in the frame counter and the shutter will remain locked.
Open the back cover and repeat the film loading steps.

Good luck.

Apr 25, 2010 | Minolta 35mm SLR Cameras

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How do you load film into this camera?


Pull up on the rewind knob to open the back door. put the film canister in, lower the rewind knob and pull enough film leader to attach the film to the takeup spool. close the back cover and advance to counter #1

Oct 26, 2009 | Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera

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Film advance lever goes back and forth putting no tension or movement inside the camera to advance the film. Was working fine, then after taking my last shot, lever is just sort of loose., couldnt load new...


first make sure the rewind button is not stuck down. open the back door and rotate the advance sprocket back and forth to release the button. if that did not work take the bottom cover off and check the white plastic gear near the take up shaft. if that gear broke it will have to be repaired by a camera repair person.
there are no new parts for this model so get a cost estimate first.

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I insert film and when the back cover is closed it rewinds film...


When loading film, pull it all the way to the receiving spool before closing the back.

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Where will I get a digital back cover for my A-1 analogue camera


Sorry, converting a film camera to digital involves more than just a back cover. Medium- and large-format cameras can do this because the back involves the entire film transport system. Open up the back of your AE-1 and you'll get an idea of just how much of the camera is devoted to film--the casette on the left, the take-up spool on the right. Converting the camera to digital would cost a lot more than a new digital camera.

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Camera inoperable


According to the manual found here:
http://www.pentaximaging.com/files/manual/ZX50.pdf

It says, "If the film is not loaded properly, 'E' on the LCD panel blinks, indicating that the film is not loaded properly. Open the back cover and load the film once again."

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