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The Hasseblad release button remains pushed, winding impossible

Today I pushed the Hasseblad release button (with a cable) and it remained pused. Now I cannot wind it, the mirror is up, the shutter is closed, the camera as a whole is locked (indicates red status). What can I do to solve the problem?

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  • mgerlinde Dec 25, 2008

    1. the slide is in and I can remove the film back
    2. I cannot remove the lens (the pushed in shutter release button seems to lock everything)

  • mgerlinde Dec 25, 2008

    ad 3: no, it does not wind foward :-(
    ad 4: the lock at the wind does not move either (the mirror is up as far as I can see)


  • mgerlinde Dec 26, 2008

    Thank you. All shutters are tightly closed :-(. I will call at a repair shop on monday.

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1: Put in the dark slide. Does the film back remove? If so, do that.
2: Can you remove the lens?

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

  • Giovanni Bonvenuto
    Giovanni Bonvenuto Dec 25, 2008

    3: With the film back removed can you wind forward?
    4: Is the mirror lock (under the wind) released?



  • Giovanni Bonvenuto
    Giovanni Bonvenuto Dec 26, 2008

    5: Point the camera toward a strong light source, then try to manually open/close the lens diaphragm via the f/stop adjustment. (Looking through the open back as you do this will let you know if the lens is opening/closing)

    6: If that works, again try the mirror up lock.

    7: If still no joy, I regret to inform a visit to an offical 'blad repair shop may be the next step.. sorry.

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