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AE-1 won't cock ,shutter doesn't work

Have tried loading new battery to no avail?Still won't cock,and the shitter doesn't operate?

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Re: AE-1 won't cock ,shutter doesn't work

Take the bottom cover off and find the release magnet on the rewind end. There's an "L" shaped bracket that has a straight spring against it on one end and a magnet armature on the other ( under a plastic cover. Move the spring loaded end toward the front of the camera to release the magnet - the shutter should trip. If it does, install the battery and try it. If it doesn't, it has a mechanical jam and will have to go in for repair.

Posted on Sep 22, 2006

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