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Rewind Trouble I owna Canon Elan II. The camera rewinds new rolls of film occasionally after only 2 or 3 photos are take. Any ideas what's wrong?

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Im having the same problem-- have you had any luck with this? If so any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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The camera back button requires power to operate and as the electronics seem to be fried button pushing doesn't open the door. So is there a manual access way? thanks

I had a Canon Elan IIe and I don't recall having to have electronics to open the camera back.
Make sure you have a battery in it, turn it on look at the LCD panel and see if it has film in it.
If so you should be able to push the "mid roll" film rewind button located on the back left side it shows a film canister icon. Once the film has rewound into the canister release the back with the mechanical latch found on the left side (while facing the back of the camera) just push it down and the back will pop open. Those cameras are pretty darn good and the only thing I've seen friy the electronics is using an "old" type flash on the hot shoe and that takes the flash circuit board and melts the thing. I'd expect the camera battery is dead and you can't rewind the film back into the canister.

Nov 08, 2010 | Canon EOS Elan IIE 35mm SLR Camera

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My Canon AE-1 Program will not rewind. I shot the whole roll, rewound a little, and then accidentally opened the back cover. The counter reset to S, and the rewind crank just unscrews when I try to...

I think you have already ruined the film except the frames that are rewind back to the film cartridge.
You can take the film out from the camera, push in the rewind button at the bottom, pull out the film from the film take up reel.
On the film cartridge, turn on the long tube in the middle clockwise to wind all the film back into the cartridge.
If you had the back opened briefly, do manual film rewinding in the dark room.

May 21, 2010 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

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I finished taking pictures but it didnt rewind. did i load the film wrong? or did the batteries die? or whats up

Have you tried taking just one more pic to see if that triggers the rewind? If that didn't work, most film cameras have a rewind button. Usually on the bottom of camera. If you still can't get your film to rewind, take camera to your nearest photo finisher. They should have a dark box; they can remove your film manually.

Feb 18, 2010 | Canon EOS Rebel K2 35mm SLR Camera

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My Canon EAS Film Rewind Knob is rolling my new film back into the cassette instead of into the camera...please help.

That's what the rewind knob is all about: It will allow you to rewind the film back into the cassette to avoid it to be exposed to the light and therefore losing your pictures.

When loading the film you must insert the film into the receiving spool by hand while the camera back is open. Make sure to advance the start enough so that the spool will 'stick' to the film.

Dec 19, 2009 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

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How to rewind film to remove from camera didn't get a manual with it

I hope this manual from the site is close enough to be helpful. The manual on below site is for Canon EOS Elan 7e.

Good Luck!

Jul 29, 2009 | Canon EOS Elan 7ne 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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Auto rewind problem

There are 2 things that can cause that problem. Many times it is caused by the user pulling too much film out of the film cartridge and laying it across the film plane, causing it to bunch up on the take-up roller when the camera back is closed.

Make sure the film tip extends no further than the orange indicator in the back of the camera.

If that is not the cause, there is probably a defect in the clutch that flips back and forth each time the camera winds the film. Sometimes they bind up and cause the camera to go into the rewind mode early. It would need to be looked at by a qualified camera technician to determine if that is the problem.


Aug 09, 2008 | Canon EOS Elan IIE 35mm SLR Camera

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Rewinding nearly completed roll of film

You can do this by setting the command dial on the left side to the last position turning it clockwise. off,p,tv,av,m,a-dep,ISO, rewind. A second button must be pushed at the lower left rear of the display, the smaller button

Jan 11, 2008 | Canon EOS Rebel G-II 35mm SLR Camera

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