Question about Olympus 140 QD DLX 35mm Point and Shoot Camera
I have had my Olympus 35mm camera for four years and have had wonderful results with the camera. Lately (started at a family reunion) the film has been prematurely rewinding. I once put in a new film and before I could take a picture the film rewound. Any clue what I am doing wrong????
Make sure the flash is coming up all the way. If it gets stuck even slightly down from fully raised, it will do what you describe.
I agree, digital P&S won't work as well as your Olympus. Plus all your shots will have to be stored on a hard drive-
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
SOURCE: rewind button is stuck
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
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
The flashing E indicates the film is already rewound.
If you're concerned about it not being fully rewound, open the back in an absolutely dark room. A windowless bathroom or walkin closet will work. Block the bottom of the door with a towel or blanket and make sure there aren't ANY light sources in the room. No charger lights, smoke detectors, etc.
If the film is still hanging out, carefully handle it by the edges only & gently remove it from the camera. Try not to kink it. You can manually wind it back in the cassette by rotating the post on top.
You can download the owner's manual from Olympus at http://www.olympusamerica.com/files/Sty_Z140.pdf .
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
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Posted on Jun 28, 2009
No. You just rewound the film. The pictures you took are safe, but you probably 'lost' the rest of the film you did not shoot.
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
On the toplate of the camera, to the left hand side, is a button which slides to the left. It is marked with a film cassette outline, and two arrows to the left <| <|
At any time, you can use this button to rewind the film back into the cannister. It should make a whirring noise for 5-10 seconds, and will stop automatically.
If it makes no noise, you may have a flat battery, or the film may already be rewound.
You can insert new power (battery) without affecting the film cassette, if need be.
However, if really unsure, then:
1) Slide the rewind button to rewind(i.e. to the left).
2) Familiarise yourself with where the back opening latch is.
3) Go into a pitch black room. Preferably under a quilt in a pitch black room.
4) Open the back and take out the cassette. If it comes freely, its probably fully rewound. If its still attached to the take-up spool by film, then (holding the film by the edge only) pull on the film to release it slowly from the take up spool. Whilst it can be quite a tug, they are designed to let go of it "under protest". (Do not pull it so hard that you strip the gears, but fairly firmly).
5) Using the spool winder on the top of the cassette, wind the trailing film back into the cannister. If you've never seen a 35mm cassette, then in the dark one end has an elevated round part, the other end has a void into the cassette. You can tell the elevated part, and start winding - it should only wind one way and feel like its winding onto the reel (wind the other way and it feels like its unwinding - even in the dark!)
6) Only when you are sure film is in the cannister, can you turn on the light.
Films are very sensitive to light, so if you do not feel comfortable doing this procedure in total darkness, go to a photo processing store who will do this for you, usually for no charge (other than the hope you'll let them process the film). They put your camera in a sort of black pillowslip, but the procedure is the same.
Hope this helps
Posted on Mar 03, 2010
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