Question about Kalimar K-90 35mm 35mm Point and Shoot Camera

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Hope you can help!!!!

I just recently bought a "old relic" from a woman who was needing money. The problem is I don't even know if the camera works or not. I can't however get the back of the camera open to see if they're any film inside. Are there a button I am missing? It does look as if the camera has been dropped, but the lenses still look intact. Please if you have any info on this camera let me know, as I would greatly appreciate any info that you may have. Thanks, Donna

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Yes, pull up on the crank rewind located at the top of the camera, this is also how you rewind the film after the roll is finished. By the way this camera is not that old. I bought mine about nine years ago at the most. You can also find manuals online.

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There should be a small but long narrow window on the back of the camera that should tell you if theres film in ther or not. to open the camera, flip the rewinding crank (located on the top left) and pull up until the back pops open.

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Your camera very likely has a lens error, this is such a common fault that I hope you don't mind me pasting my stock generic answer below. No point in reinventing the wheel!

Stuck lenses are probably the most common reason that compact digital cameras get thrown away, but there's a fair chance of recovering use of your camera again

The fault is commonly caused by dirt or grit blocking the mechanism, or due to it having suffered a recent fall. Another common cause is that the camera was in a pocket or bag and the power button accidentally activated and tried to open the lens against resistance. The mechanism may have simply become dislodged or there may be parts which have broken.

If your camera is still under warranty and has definitely not been subject to misuse then contact the manufacturer's service department in your country to find out about a free repair [EDIT: this option definitely will not apply to your camera as it's too old and Minolta no longer exist]. If the warranty has expired though a professional repair will far exceed the cost of replacing your camera. You will therefore have nothing to lose by trying to fix this yourself.

Please click here and you will be taken to an excellent article provided by the Camera Repair website. For the most part, you'll be guided on how to physically manipulate your camera to try and clear the fault. Although the article mentions Canon a few times, the advice applies equally to all cameras with lens errors and is not model-specific.

If the link doesn't work then cut and paste the following address into your browser:-

Good luck, I hope you manage to use this information to fix your camera, or at least are able to use the information to help decide whether to buy another camera. If you do decide that you have to throw your camera away then don't forget to remove the battery as it can be used in other devices. Please take a moment to rate the free answer I have provided for you.

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Unfortunately on your model the flashing H means there's an electrical fault which needs repair.

In practice, it's an old obsolete model and few spare parts will be available. Any kind of professional repair will cost far more than the camera is worth. But as almost all 35mm compacts are now virtually worthless it means that you can get fantastic models for free or very cheap. All of mine have come for free via FreeCycle, Freegle, and by just asking people I know as most have unused and unwanted cameras lying around. Even the superb and very under-rated Canon Sureshot Classic 120 which has one of the sharpest lenses ever put onto a 35mm compact can be had for zilch as the batteries cost more than the camera is worth (new batteries: about £10).

Sorry this is not the answer you hoped for, but I hope that it enables you to fix the problem in a different way at almost no cost.

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Throw it away and move on.

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Parts are no longer available, and like almost all 35mm compact cameras (and many SLR's), your brother's camera is utterly worthless so repairs are totally uneconomic to repair unless you can fabricate a replacement latch yourselves.

Although this may sound gloomy, it's not. The silver lining is that you can easily find a similar or better model on your local FreeCycle or Freegle groups for zilch. There are millions of perfectly good 35mm film cameras lying unused at the back of peoples cupboards and drawers and the majority of owners know they're near worthless so haven't even invested in the replacement batteries that many need.

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For the price of the repair from a camera shop, it would be cheaper to buy a new camera,

This camera is less that £100, so to get the problem looked at by a shop would cost more than it is worth,
This would be a false economy. and it could faulter again in 3 weeks time.

You could take the camera to a shop and they would be able to get the pictures off for you, for a fee.

Spending £50 to get the pic's back, seems sensible to me.

But to spend another £50 to £100 to get the camera repaired, in my eyes is wasting money.

You might aswel get the pictures off the camera, and buy a new camera.

This is the best solution, from my point of view.

Hope this helps you decide

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