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Just got a 645= shutter "release jammed:, I put in new battery and also missing the crank arm, must have had a motor handle before. its like new, meter in prism works new battery,have old 645 J to takeoff handle but HOW TO GET IT OFF???so I can try it on this goodlooking unit?

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  • rentalshoe Oct 11, 2008

    i have a FILM 645 mamiya, not a digital as the 1st response solution refered toso my quandry still exists.

  • rentalshoe Oct 11, 2008

    no movement so far. how can i take off the film advance lever from the old 645 to put on the one I just got that has none, maybe this would complete a cycle that would unjam the shutter, the mirror is stuck on the ceiling of the body. must have had a automatic handle advance before I got it.

  • rentalshoe Oct 12, 2008

    My 645 has a stuck shutter, I need to put a film advance handle on it to see if that is problem, how can I take a film advance handle off my old 645 for this newer one to see if I can activate the shutter, my newer one must have had apower handle and it came bare. surely its simple to remove a handle,hasselblad is simple but this mamyia stumps me.

  • rentalshoe Oct 12, 2008

    wonderful,happy camper here, I knew that this jammed shutter could be released, all I need was the diagram from "anaanymous" directions, thank you.
    Old guy loved film and good cameras; had to save this one. don

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Mamiya doesn't offer a downloadable pdf file, however, the manual in its entirety can be read here:

http://www.mamiya.com/assets/pdfs/645/645_Pro_TL_v8.pdf

This may contain the views and diagrams to assist to you in your camera surgery.

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Hi, You could try this:
Try1: Remove the film, and reload the insert with an empty spool only. Then try winding to frame 1 and shoot. Sometime there is a  odd chance that something (film/ insert) related was jamming somewhere.

Try 2: Set the camera to Multi-mode to fire without film. Set the shutter to "B" on the body (Doesn't need a battery) and see if it works.

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Set the camera to Multi-mode to fire without film. Set the shutter to "B" on the body (Doesn't need a battery) and see if that does the trick.

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If the shutter is jammed just off the device,and slightly pull the shutter door with your hand 3-4 times.apply a drop of oil on both the sides.and then on the device.and check it will work.
and for the replacement off the handle you will have to check on the old device that where are locks in the back you just have to remove that locks,also check for the hidden screws in the centre or back of the handle.which may be blocking it to be removed easily.

thanks.

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