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I have a 500 modal and tried loading a film and now it wont work at all and the battery just gets really hot

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My shutter got stuck at 14 frames.i wound it back but want to go back to the 14th frame,will this ruin the pictures i have already taken?

Could be that when the load builds up there is friction to jam the film. You must not take chance with the shot film and so try to click with the cap on the rewound portion and if the film is not advancing then it is possible that the camera must be checked with a dummy film to confirm on why the jamming takes place.It can be also due to failure of the loading mechanism

Mar 17, 2012 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

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The camera back button requires power to operate and as the electronics seem to be fried button pushing doesn't open the door. So is there a manual access way? thanks

I had a Canon Elan IIe and I don't recall having to have electronics to open the camera back.
Make sure you have a battery in it, turn it on look at the LCD panel and see if it has film in it.
If so you should be able to push the "mid roll" film rewind button located on the back left side it shows a film canister icon. Once the film has rewound into the canister release the back with the mechanical latch found on the left side (while facing the back of the camera) just push it down and the back will pop open. Those cameras are pretty darn good and the only thing I've seen friy the electronics is using an "old" type flash on the hot shoe and that takes the flash circuit board and melts the thing. I'd expect the camera battery is dead and you can't rewind the film back into the canister.

Nov 08, 2010 | Canon EOS Elan IIE 35mm SLR Camera

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I can not open the back of the camera to load new film and battary

The battery gets loaded at the bottem of the camera, and if you use the rewind now which i believe is on the left hand side on the top, if you pull that up it will release the chamber of the back, but make sure you press the button on the bottom in and rewind the film before opening the back, otheriwise your film strip is useless. cause its exposed. :) good luck

Aug 29, 2010 | Vivitar V3800N Zoom 35mm SLR Camera

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Nikon F100 does not advance film to start of roll,

Jim, it really sounds like one of threethings. Either will require a repair shop.
1. the film sensor is not recognizing film in the film chamber, or film across the back, therefore not telling the advance motor to advance film...
2. The film advance motor itself needs replaced.
3. The rear door latch switch needs replaced.
Since everything else seems to do OK, I doubt the main computer board is bad.

Feb 03, 2010 | Nikon F100 35mm SLR Camera

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I have a Asahi Pentax like this one: Old one. I was ''taking pictures'', you know, just using the lever and the button without really using a...

Sounds like your mirror has locked in the up position. Could be several things. These cameras did take a battery -- usually located on the bottom plate -- looks like a slot for a very large screwdriver -- use a coin instead, to unscrew. Inspect battery and housing, remove any corrosion with brush, match battery and replace. May have to go to camera shop for battery, or try online. If new battery does not release mirror, suggest unloading film in darkness, rewinding into cassette leaving loading tongue so can access it to reload or for developing. Then very gently try to release mirror from inside camera body and check for dust/dirt/etc. with camel's hair brush. Try operation of camera without film -- shutter, film advance lever, etc. and see if this helps.

Oct 24, 2009 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

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My film advance lever will not advance

First check for corrosion on the two battery contacts, and that the lower contact is still spring loaded and moves. Be sure you have a good battery by inserting it and checking with the battery test button by the rewind knob. If the lights and meter needle are working you're getting power. Remove the bottom cover and you'll see an electromagnet under a whitish plastic cover at the rewind end of the camera. Pull the magnet away from the coil by rotating the L shaped metal lever - you don't have to remove the white cover. Sometimes the magnet gets sticky. That should release the shutter. If it's really dirty, it might stick again. Be careful if you remove the white plastic since the magnet has fine wires that are easily broken, but you can clean the magnet interface.

May 30, 2009 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

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I just loaded up my old T90 after 4yrs of non use. All was well, the display showed mode, shutter speed etc then when I took the first shot I got HELP in the viewfinder and the three EEEs on the lcd. I...

Lin & Daniel,
I had the same problem w/ my T90 after years of not using it. But, the T90 is not dubbed the Tank for nothing. The shutter curtains stucked/stacked because of unuse, especially if you hadn't used it for years.
Here's what i've done to revived it:
I set the shutter speed Tv 500 in Low then hit the carpeted floor while pressing the release button.
Try it my friends and let me know.

Feb 27, 2009 | Canon T90 35mm SLR Camera

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Camera inoperable

According to the manual found here:

It says, "If the film is not loaded properly, 'E' on the LCD panel blinks, indicating that the film is not loaded properly. Open the back cover and load the film once again."

Dec 15, 2007 | Pentax ZX-50 35mm SLR Camera

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Will not stop rewinding, LCD screen does not turn on.

Why dont you buy another from ebay - it wont cost much or you could use the spare parts.

Feb 09, 2007 | Canon T70 35mm SLR Camera

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