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I just got a second hand mz 50 and the shutter wasn't sitting right, I assume that's an easy fix. My main problem however is that I bought 2 CR2's, turned it on once and now the lcd says they're flat. I'm after reasons why it might show they're flat. Didn't leave it on and didn't put them in backwards. Any answers are appreciated.

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kirstyanne00,

open the film door and check the shutter blades. did you accidentally push the blades in when loading the film? if so take the camera to a camera repair shop, the technician may be able to reset the blades while you wait.
or send it to pentax repair center for an estimate cost to repair.

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