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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You might want to check and make sure the battery is still good. If you purchased the camera used and didn't change the battery then this might be the case.
But in the mean time this is what you need to do: 1st-make sure that the shutter speed dial is set to any shutter speed other than the red circle w/red ring. If your camera is set to that it will drain your battery when not in use since it is designed to be an automatic setting. I set mine to 1/125th to do this push in the circular dial on the side and at the same time turn the knob.
2nd- locate the 2 levers on the opposite side of the shutter speed dial. Once you found them then position the back lever all the way forward towards the setting for "MULTI" and position the lever towards the front straight up.
3rd- then wind the film crank till it won't wind anymore and depress the shutter, if it is wound and the shutter release is still stuck then skip to the fourth step, if something happened and you heard a click then still proceed to the next step because no the shutter release will be temporarily stuck.
4th-Once both of these levers are in this position there should be a red
button just behind the shutter release button on the top right side of
the camera.... drum roll please...."Push the red button" what you
should hear is a rather loud click, this click is the mirror releasing allowing you to: 1 wind the film crank and take another picture and 2 this also now allows you to see through the lens again (assuming that you have a lens on the camera).
In Conclusion: without a battery that is fully functional in the camera this is how the camera will operate once you get a battery for your camera then reposition the levers on the side of the camera opposite of what I suggested (this will be the normal operating mode for the camera with a battery) then when you wind the film crank and depress the shutter everything will function normally.
DO NOT force it. It's going to need to be opened up by a technician and checked out. It may, or may not be repairable (or worth repairing). Batteries will have nothing to do with whether or not the wind lever will function. It sounds like the camera has jammed on someone, so they sold it off (probably without stating that little issue). The Chinon cameras aren't especially high-end, you can probably buy 10 new ones for the cost of having that one repaired, but you'll only know by finding a shop and asking.
1) Clean the battery contacts and put fresh battery. 2) Open the top cover and clean the meter switch ( located and the wind cam ) 3) Meter needle maybe stuck at the rest position. Remove the stopper and replace or clean. 4) If none of these help, check the meter cells and resistor band under the shutter dial behind the lens mount ( hard to do.)
1 You have to push the button to take the picture
2 Some of the cameras are auto loading. In that case once you take the picture it will move the film automatically.
3 If it is not auto loading then you have to move the lever to load film for the next shot
It can definitely be fixed but let's try one thing before forking over few bucks to technician. Assuming it is a SLR camera, When you rewind, hold the rewind knob pushed in and try it. If you have a point and shoot, let me know which model. I'll be ready to assist when you respond either way.-James
First thing to check with this is are we are talking about the correct part of the camera, the rewind lever on this model is on the left hand side (as you look through the camera), make sure you have raised the rewind crank arm (small plastic arm) out of the central knob, then looking on the bottom of the camera you should find a recess with a chrome button in it, push this button in, it releases the wind on mechanism, you should now be able to rewind the film using the crank, make sure you follow the direction of the arrow on the arm otherwise you will wind the film into the canister backwards, this will make it very stiff to wind and maybe scratch the film, plus you processor will not like you for this either.
Push the small white button down and turn the select to B or Flash mode the shutter should fire at 1/60th sec. in flash mode. As long as you want in B mode. Turn select to A
put lens on and check shutter speed in finder. Rotate F stop on lens and bring shutter speed to over 1/100 sec. push shutter button, it should fire at the speed you selected.
If not check battery cap and contacts in bat. holder, clean with pencil eraser if needed. Be careful with contacts in holder.
If it still locks up remove lens and rotate to F/16 push metal pin in and check operation of diaphragm, it should be smooth and pin return quickly.
If the shutter still locks in auto that's about it---- no parts are available