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Fails loading the film

It does not load the film properly, placing a new one and closing the back door and then shooting does not advance the film. Trying to find a solution, in a shop they loaded a testing film, it advances but only once each two shots.

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cammedic
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SOURCE: Film advance lever and shutter release button are "stuck"

No, it is not the battery. My guess is that the film leader did not stay in the take-up spool and is now bunched up around it. Try rewinding the film carefully as you normally would but remember that you are only rewinding a small portion of the length. You can even just open the film door and start over. You will only loose 3 or 4 frames on the roll.

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

cammedic
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SOURCE: nikonos v

One thing that can happen with the V is that the oring on the release lever gets dry. This can cause the release to stick in the down position. If it was in the down position and you tried to advance the wind arm, it may be jammed internally. The only way to fix this problem requires dis-assembly of the camera. There are sites with info on this or I can help you here. If this might not be the problem, try releasing the shutter in the M90 mode.

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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SOURCE: film advance lever.

Do you press the shutter button to release the lever for the next photo? That's how you advance the film from the exposure to light, when first insterting the film.

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Nikon EM film winding lever is stuck. Can I repair this myself?

Bad news. I have an EM on the junk pile for a similar reason. In my case, the lever stuck and when I tried to advance the film, the plastic on the top of the camera body fractured and the whole mechanism separated. The current E-bay price on an EM body is under $30. Since the EM was made out of plastic, it is not repairable. If you have several lenses, it will be worth the low cost.

I have had Nikons of various models for over 50 years and in my opinion, until they fail such as your has, the EM is probably the most comfortable non-professional 35mm camera to hold and use that Nikon ever made.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

Steve5
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SOURCE: not letting take pics or advance film

Check the batteries first. The electromagnetic shutter requires power to function. To free up the shutter and advance lever, rotate the command switch to "M90" (if I recall). That should re-set the shutter and allow you to advance the lever mechanically.

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

Obertelli
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SOURCE: Film Won't advance

When cameras are unused for a while the lubricants dry out and cause things to stick. In regular use the lubricants keep getting redistributed internally so thin films of lube do not get a chance to gum up. Another problem is that almost all cameras over around ten years old will have decaying foam light seals and mirror bumpers which not only gum the works up but the sticky goo is corrosive if left in place.

Ideally your camera needs a CLA service (clean, lubricate, adjust) and providing you haven't broken or bent anything by brute force the camera should be fine afterwards. All cameras (and lenses) need a CLA every so often to maintain peak performance and reliability, regardless. For a one off additional fee a CLA will also include a foam removal and replacement service in which the old foam is carefully removed and where necessary replaced with inert modern materials which last far longer.

If you don't want to invest in a service then you can sometimes get things ungummed by leaving the camera somewhere warm overnight (around 40 degrees C, 104F). If the lube hasn't dried out too much and if the foam hasn't thoroughly gummed things up then this can just soften any seized up parts enough to allow them to free off under gentle pressure and repeated operation. Note that if this works then it's not a replacement for a CLA but will at least confirm that there's nothing seriously wrong. You'll still need to invest in a CLA and foam replacement if you intend to continue using the camera.

In the UK you can typically expect to pay anywhere from £60 - £100 for a CLA and foam replacement and as demand far exceeds supply you can expect a six week turnaround time. In North America I find that repairs are typically a bit cheaper but the turnaround times are similar and in the Far East I can get these repairs done both cheaper and far quicker (especially in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).

Once the CLA is done you can expect many years of flawless operation if you're an amateur photographer and if you're a pro you'll get a CLA done annually as it's essential maintenance and in most countries it's offset against business tax.


Posted on Sep 15, 2009

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I have a Pentax ME super and the film door will close when there is no film but when i load it with film its not closing properly?


I really loved your camera type though it was 35 years ago I had one. I envy you.

Not sure why you should be having trouble unless you have a bad film. Have you tried more than one film?

If the film cassette has dropped in properly and is laying flat, the film rewind has to be raised, I think, to allow that and the sprocket holes in the film are properly engaged with the sprockets and the free end of the film engaged onto the film wind-on reel then everything should be well below the door aperture.

I would wind on maybe a frame and fire the shutter prior to closing the film door just to observe everything moving as it should and then close the door.
The last quarter inch the door must be closed against the pressure of a spring but if the little spring-loaded device behind the door which is intended to keep the film perfectly flat against the camera body is working correctly only a light pressure will be needed to compress those springs and close the door.
Perhaps something is wrong there?

I don't remember any problems closing the film door.
I hope this helps but if it doesn't please come back again and describe your actions and the feel of the door more fully.

Feb 04, 2015 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

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I purchased a Nikon N60 used. The film will not automatcally load therefore not shoot


Please follow these instructions: 1. Open the camera back 2. Pull the film leader across the red film index mark (red line) 3. Check to ensure film is properly positioned with no slack, then close camera back 4. Fully depress shutter release button to advance to frame 1. Check the rewind lever if it turns counter clockwise when you depress the shutter release button.
Keep on trying this procedure until you get it right. Most of the time, the error is in not pulling the film leader enough to reach the red film index mark.
If you're still having a problem with this, the next best option is to have the camera checked by a competent camera technician.

Mar 25, 2011 | Nikon N60 35mm SLR Camera

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How to load new film


push the rewind button on the bottom of the camera, then turn the rewind knob to the right to rewind any film that may be in the camera. Lift the rewind knob up to open the back door. remove the film canister if there.
on the new film canister pull enough film to reach the take up spool. attach the leader to the spool and close the back door, advance the film to counter number 1. enjoy.

Oct 07, 2009 | Minolta XG-A 35mm SLR Camera

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New film will not advance when loaded?


It is because the camera mechanics cand reach the film sprockets, open it, and make shure film reaches the red spot in the loading mecanism, tri to pull a inch more and close door, thet should be it.

Jul 10, 2009 | Canon EOS Rebel X 35mm SLR Camera

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I have no idea how to put my film in the "Pentax mz-m" camera? Someone help me. I'm new to this as I am just doing photography at school!


Pull up on the rewind knob ( left side ) to open the film door. put film cassette in chamber then lower rewind knob and pull enough film leader to the take up spool. attach film to spool. close the film door then advance the film to #1 on the counter.

Jun 06, 2009 | Pentax MZ-M 35mm SLR Camera

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My film won't load


Jammed Advance Motor Assembly.

Feb 27, 2009 | Pentax ZX-60 35mm SLR Camera

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Blank Film Developing


It likely did not catch when it was first loaded, and as such never advanced through the camera. Open the back of the camera, with no film in it, then set the shutter speed to 1, advance the film advance lever and take a shot. You should see the shutter curtains open and then close a second later. Then advance the film lever again and watch to see that the sprockets are turning. If they are, then the camera is exposing and the mechanics are working properly to advance the film. Chances are it was just loaded incorrectly.

Dec 09, 2008 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

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How to put film in the camera


Hey buddy5000,
The process to load film into your camera is as follows
1. Turn the camera on and make sure the frame counter reads 0 if it doesn't there is probably film in the camera.
2. Press the film door release button and slide the release downward.
3. Place the new film cartridge in the film cartridge chamber and pull out the film leader until it reaches the red dot on the bottom right side of the film chamber. Make sure the holes on the lower edge of the film engage the teeth on the sprocket.
4. Now close the back door and the film should load automatically and# 1 should appear in the frame counter, and if it does not then the film is not loaded properly.

I hope this helps!

Sincerely,
Allan
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Jun 10, 2008 | Minolta Maxxum 5000 35mm SLR Camera

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Loading film in my vintage camera..help!


The "magic needles" while making the camera easy to load are about as intuitive as a dead skunk, I had a similar confusion when I got an ME Super. Put the film can in the left side of the camera back (the side with the little thing sticking out is the bottom, it looks upside down this way, but that is correct). Next push the film winder down, this will semi-lock the can into place. Now pull the film-lead across the camera and push it down between some of the white "magic needles on the opposite spool(push it in a bit so that it will stay). Next advance the lever; release the shutter. If the spool starts to turn you are doing it right. Now close the door and continue advancing and clicking until the little frame number window on top reads 1.

May 19, 2008 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

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Film not loading properly


The lines could be scratches in the negatives.

Have you looked CLOSELY at your negatives with a magnifier to see if the scratches are on your film?

And when you say "Serviced", do you mean "cleaned" also?

If you have scratched film, then return it to the place you got it serviced/cleaned and let the owner/manager know that you just had it serviced there and it's scratching your negatives.

If you have an automatic camera, this bit below will be of no help.

Assuming that your camera is a manual loader, it may be that you aren't putting enough film into the take up spool for it to catch.

Try putting a little more film into the take up spool when you are loading the camera, and MAKE SURE that the holes in the film LINE UP with the film sprockets.

Then after you close the film door and start advancing your film, look at the film rewind knob, if it isn't turning while you are winding in film, then your film hasn't caught in the take up spool.

Another way to tell if your film is advancing is to shoot a test shot, and then advance the film, and then lightly turn the rewind knob a bit.

You should be able to feel the tension of the film if it is loaded correctly.

Feb 13, 2008 | Nikon FM10 35mm SLR Camera

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