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ME dillemma After one day's use of my new ME, I went to take a new picture and I couldn't depress the shutter button all the way, like the film hadn't been wound. When I went to wind the film, the wind button had no tension to it at all- it isn't winding. Changed the batteries (even though I didn't figure it would do any good). Has anyone else had this problem?

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Re: ME dillemma

Also, I just tried the delayed picture-taking lever, ??????? you mean self timer. if you have used self timer then unless the cycle is completed the camera will stuck in the middle, with the mirror locked up. Try releasing the self timer by moving the lever manually. if nothing major defect is theirin the self timer it will release by doing this.

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