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Auto rewind going crazy

Help! Sometimes my camera will take 10, 12, 15, etc. pictures and then rewind, sometimes it even does it with a new roll of film after taking only one picture! I am wasting alot of rolls of film! Why does this happen and what can I do? Thank you...

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Re: auto rewind going crazy

Clean the contact terminals inside the film compartment. Your camera has an abnormal autorewind switch detection.

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