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Help, my camera wont take pictures

The film advance lever on my FM10 is stuck. it wont advance to the next frame. i dont know what happened. haven't used the camera in a few days and all of sudden this is happening. asap help is appreciated!

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Re: help, my camera wont take pictures

I just had this same problem, slightly panicked. But thanks to the internet the answer was fast and easy. :) Hold down the shutter button and then advance the film lever. also the film advance lever should be facing you, as if trying to poke you when you lean in. Then take a picture. Practice this with no film inserted. Worked for me. Hold down the snap button while turning the advance film lever.

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Re: help, my camera wont take pictures

Did you try pushing the shutter button? It may already be wound. Otherwise, try pushing the rewind button in and holding it while you wind the lever. Now, it MAY be that your at the end of the roll-what does your counter say?

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please read the manual... u ll get the solution.

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