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No film advance.

Film does not advance after pressing the button; flash works ok; It appears that the shutter does not open.

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Hello drummer 37,   As I recall, this was a peculiar problem with all 35mm film cameras. Your canera could have; a bad battery or batteries, a short to the film advance motor, or corrosion, or bad gears to the film advance motors, or end of film, etc. You would need to open your camera in a darkroom bag and remove any film inside. If no film inside the camera, then do a circuit check from batteries to every electronic component and motor using battery power or bench check the camera's motors by bypassing the batteries with an AC/DC benchtop power supply. Wow - really expensive and time-consuming = complete stripdown and repair. Depending on the camera make, it would be your decision whether to compare repair price to camera value. If it is no longer in production meaning parts need to be cannabalized from another old non-working camera, the cost of repair would exceed the value of the camera. Look for another good used model or move on to a digital SLR camera as your tool. 

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Start simple and go from there.

I don't know if you have film in the camera so I'll read the following and choose what works for you.

I will assume the battery is working if applicable.

As stupid as this sounds press the shutter release button. If the shutter is cocked it will hold the advance. I've had people come in with this problem.

Not it?

If the film rewind has been pressed in it will disengage the film advance and stop the shutter mechanism as a result. Open the camera and close the back again resets the release.

If there is film in the camera remove it.

It there are important photos on the film and your rewind is not working use a coat to make a light proof black box. Just turn the sleeves inside out and put the camera in the coat. Wrap it so as it is closed to light. Open the camera remove the film and roll the film back in by hand.

OK so now we have a camera open with no film in it.

Open the back and look just below the shutter. On one side will be a very small "lever". This tells the camera that the film has been advanced and the shutter is cocked. Gently move the lever to the right. It should click. Now try pressing the shutter release.
Note that without film in the camera some cameras will not advance the shutter.

It should clear the problem.

If not something physical in jamming.

The film advance system could be jamming. On the side the film advance is on there will be a plastic "gear" inside the camera. Try moving by hand it should turn. You can reset the shutter this way.

Give this a try.

Hope this is helpful, if it gives you some direction please rate this answer.

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