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Camer seems to be stuck.

I cant wind the SLR, and the trigger is not loaded. It is like someone pushed the button to take a picture, but the camera never reset. Also the aperature is closed as if it hasn't opened yet, or has already closed.

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Hey! I am having the same problem with mine!

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Hi , I have a Canon AE-1 camera and I'm haviving a problem with the film advance lever . It seems to be stuck . It will not advance. Have you ever come across this problem before? Thanks ,John.


Canon AE-1 35mm SLR is a manual focus camera EOS is Canon's designation of auto focus EOS stands for Electro-Optical System. The problem you are experiencing is caused by several little things that throws the camera, wind and cocking leaver out of synchronization or simply come to the end of the roll. There is a frame counter window just to the left of the shutter release behind the shutter speed dial. Also if you have just loaded film in the camera it may not be seated correctly check by releasing the rewind button, wind the film back but not all the way and open the camera to restart the film.

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The shutter is stuck...all I see is black


Your second curtain is not releasing the mirror to come down.
This happens with weak 2nd shutter curtain tension.
If the wind lever is stuck and the mirror does not come down then the mirror tension spring came off.

May 12, 2010 | Pentax K1000 35mm SLR Camera

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Can anyone help mine seems to be locked i can't wind or click the take picture button ?


Start with cleaning the battery cap and contact inside the camera with a pencil eraser to make them shiny. A fresh set of S76 button cells would be the next step. The camera is electronic and requires battery power to operate.

Jan 23, 2010 | Pentax Program Plus 35mm SLR Camera

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Nikon FM10 doesnt let me shoot


When yoo wind your film it usually sets the photo button like a trigger. Any decent camera repair can replace the trigger device that has gone bad then your back in business.

Feb 10, 2009 | Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera

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Forget how to take double pictures.


Hey xplaur,
To take a multiexposure photograph you should first expose the film, and then push the multiexposure button which is on the front of the camera on the top left when you are looking at the front of the camera. After you press this button advance the winding lever to set the shutter, and since the multiexposure button was pressed this shouldn't wind the film to the next frame. Now take your second exposure, and if you want to make another exposure on the same frame repeat the process. Keep in mind that every time you expose a single frame after the initial exposure you will be doubling the exposure on the frame. I usually under expose each exposure by one third on a double exposed frame. If you do more than two exposures I would underexpose each exposure by even more. Multi exposures are fun but tricky, and I would suggest you experiment and have fun with it. I will also say that black and white film is much more controllable and forgiving when it comes to this than color film. I hope this helps!

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Jul 31, 2008 | Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera

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Film will not advance


Pressing the rewind button wind the film advance lever,if it is free It will set to its place. Release the rewind button, press the shutter release button.Once again try wind the film.( provided your camera is not fitted with motor wind )
Then your winding gears need cleaning

Jan 18, 2008 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

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Cant get the door to open to load my new film?


push in the black button on the bottom of the camera

Oct 26, 2007 | Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera

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Nikon N50 SLR film


Hi: You may want to try changing the aperature setting,or removing the lens,then re-installing the lens. Good luck.

May 29, 2007 | Nikon N50 35mm SLR Camera

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Help, my camera wont take pictures


Did you try pushing the shutter button? It may already be wound. Otherwise, try pushing the rewind button in and holding it while you wind the lever. Now, it MAY be that your at the end of the roll-what does your counter say?

Mar 31, 2007 | Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera

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ME dillemma


Also, I just tried the delayed picture-taking lever, ??????? you mean self timer. if you have used self timer then unless the cycle is completed the camera will stuck in the middle, with the mirror locked up. Try releasing the self timer by moving the lever manually. if nothing major defect is theirin the self timer it will release by doing this.

Nov 15, 2006 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

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