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Premature Film Rewinding

My N65 won't allow me to shoot an entire roll of film. I'll load a brand new roll into the camera, then I'll shoot anywhere between 3 and 7 exposures, then all of a sudden the camera rewinds the film as if I'm at the end of my roll. Typically, I use 24-exposure film. Someone suggested simply replacing the batteries with new ones, but the problem persisted after I took THAT advice. I've asked around a couple places, but no one else seems to have any potential solutions. Please help!!!

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Re: Premature Film Rewinding

If you are using dx coded film,and still the problem persist,the problem is inside advance mechanism,either it is sticky (moisture)or some gear problem,if you're not qualified to do so,pls have it check by service center.

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Re: Premature Film Rewinding

The only thing that I could think of when I read your situation is, that you might not be using a DX coated films. see, the camera reads the bar code on the film and maybe it is not the same program. check the camear manual and make sure you are using the same kind of the suggested film in the manual. good luck

Posted on Apr 13, 2007

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So my nikon n65 is rewinding my film way to early when i have a 36 shot it only goes to 27.

Try replacing the batteries. Low batteries cannot provide enough amperage to operate the motor.

Sep 13, 2013 | Nikon N65 35mm SLR Camera

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Is there a manual rewind on nikon n65?

If by manual you mean turning a crank to rewind the film, no. If you mean to do it at a point other than the end of the roll, yes.

To rewind film mid-roll, press the two film rewind buttons simultaneously for approximately one second. The film will then rewind and the frame counter will count backward. The film is completely rewound when the E appears in place of the frame number.

The two film rewind buttons are marked with a red film canister symbol with left-pointing arrows. One is the exposure compensation button next to the control panel, the other is the self-timer button next to the mode dial.

If you need a manual, you can download one from

Jan 21, 2011 | Nikon N65 35mm SLR Camera

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N65 will not focus or shoot

Make sure it has good fresh batteries. Look at the film, make sure it is loaded correctly, or that there is film in the camera. and last look at the shutter. Open the back of the camera and the shutter is right in front of the film on the lens side of the back. if there shutter is not flat, but one or more of the little black blades are out of place then that is the problem. That shoud be sent back for service. It is not something you can push back into place without potentially doing more damage.

Feb 04, 2010 | Nikon N65 35mm SLR Camera

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Film rolls back automaticaly

The camera shouldn't be doing this, assuming you're using 36 exposure (or 24 exposure) film. You may want to set a custom function to prevent automatic rewind -- you would have to rewind the film yourself by pressing the rewind button.

To do this:
1. Under the palm grip, press the 'CF' (custom function) button.
2. Use the main dial to select 'F1' in the LCD. It should show a '0' below the 'F1'.
3. Press the 'CF' button to change the '0' to a '1'.
4. Press the shutter button half way to save the change and exit the custom function setting mode.

If you want to stop the rewind with the film leader still exposed (film doesn't rewind entirely into the cannister), use the same steps but set custom function 'F2' to a value of '1'.

Mar 17, 2009 | Canon EOS-1N RS 35mm SLR Camera

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2 rolls out of a 3-pack ruined.

I would suggest you buy an off-brand roll of 12 or 24 exposures. Run it through the camera taking snaps of anything -- but make sure you vary the lighting, ISO, shutter speed, aperture, etc. as you snap the pics. Don't worry too much about composition. This roll is a quick test, NOT for photos to keep.

Have the film developed and then follow-up with comments on the results. I'll gladly assist you further at that time.

Nov 11, 2008 | Nikon N65 35mm SLR Camera

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Film advance lever and shutter release button are "stuck"

No, it is not the battery. My guess is that the film leader did not stay in the take-up spool and is now bunched up around it. Try rewinding the film carefully as you normally would but remember that you are only rewinding a small portion of the length. You can even just open the film door and start over. You will only loose 3 or 4 frames on the roll.

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Film loading

Rewinding button or option may be in action

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Rewind Problem

Wait till night. Go to a room. Draw all the curtains and switch off all lights. Now you have a dark room. Make sure you can't even see your own fingers! Pop the camera film cover. Pull out the film and rewind manually.

May 03, 2007 | Nikon N65 35mm SLR Camera

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The film automatically loads then rewinds when a new film canister is added

Hm. Well, the way this camera works is actually very clever. When you first load a film into it, it winds the entire film out of the cassette and into the camer. As each shot is taken, the film is rewound back into the film cassette. The advantage of this is that if the back of the camera is accidentally opened, the shots which have already been taken are already safely back in the film cassette and will not be damaged by the light ingress. However, your camera is behaving strangely. I would check that the electrical contacts where the film cassette goes in are clean. You can clean them using a cotton bud moistened with methylated spirits.

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