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I have an olympus 35mm camera that no longer advances. I have taken it to a couple of camera repair shops and have been told it cannot be fixed because parts are no longer made for this camera. Are you...

Unfortunately the repair shops are correct, and like many similar models the situation is made worse by the fact that your camera was never designed to be repaired or serviced. It was made to last about six years/100 rolls of film before being replaced. Professional repairers also won't touch your camera as it is quite literally worthless: customers tend to balk at fees which far exceed the cost of replacing the camera and so the repairer risks doing unpaid work with a very high risk of a subsequent unpaid warranty repair if the camera fails again shortly after being fixed..

The good news is that as there are millions of similar cameras lying unused you can replace it free or extremely cheaply. Many charity/thrift shops have boxes full and almost have to give them away, and if you ask on FreeCycle you'll usually get something comparable.

Virtually all of my camera gear has come from FreeCycle. The original mju or mju 2 are far more common than your model and are both excellent, although the same cannot be said for all Olympus compacts. The original fully manual Trip is superb, but the later models of the same name are poor. The XA and XA2 are excellent (especially the XA), but the later XA's aren't much good. If you want to try non Olympus models, then one astonishingly overlooked and underrated model is the Canon SureShot Classic 120. It's really high quality, has the option of spot metering, and the lens is simply incredible. They weren't produced in massive numbers but aren't rare either.

One other benefit of having a broken camera like yours is that you now have nothing to lose at all in trying to dismantle and find the problem yourself. It's unlikely you'll be successful, but you will gain invaluable experience to carry forward to your next repair attempt. You won't find any servicing manuals for the reasons given before, so will just have to use patience and common sense.

Aug 05, 2011 | Olympus MJU V 35mm Point and Shoot Camera

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The camera will not turn on even with a new battery

You only have one possible solution, if that fails there's really nothing more which can be done.

Check that the battery contacts are bright and clean.

Anything else simply isn't feasible; yours is an obsolete mid-range model and was never designed to be repaired. Even if you take it apart and find a fault then unless it's a simple loose connection there is nothing you can do. Diagnosing a loose connection on a dead camera is also impossible without specialist tools and skills unless you're extremely lucky and can actually see the connection has come apart. Much more commonly, the flat, flexible printed circuit board simply gets fatigued and cracks somewhere, usually in the lens assembly. The cracks are not always visible either.

On the plus side, 35mm compact cameras are ten a penny and often free. Just ask around as there are millions of them lying around unused these days. You can easily find them on FreeCycle or Freegle as well. Even one of Canon's finest ever autofocus 35mm compacts, the SureShot Classic Zoom 120, can be obtained for zilch as folks simply don't want to invest nearly £10 for batteries on a camera they can't be sure works any more and which they may never use again.

I hope that even if you cannot fix your camera you'll see that there's a different way to fix your problem at minimal cost. Please take a moment to rate my reply.

Mar 08, 2011 | Canon Sure Shot Z155 Caption 35mm Point...

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Camera shows flashing H in rear screen and won't wind on film

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.

Mar 01, 2011 | Canon Sure Shot Z155 Caption 35mm Point...

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Need to get myself a users manual any suggestions out there

You can download a scan of the manual at

The webmaster of that site requests a donation if you find the manual useful.

Jan 27, 2011 | Leica Minilux 35mm Point and Shoot Camera

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Need owners manual

The manual is available from the Pentax support site. The direct link to the PDF is: . If the link doesn't work, start at and click on Support > Downloads and Literature. Then select your model through the menus (Cameras > Film Point and Shoot IQZoom EZY-R. Then check the box for manuals and the Submit button below and to the right of the list of all possible downloads available.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(you can also buy a copy of the manual for $8 by clicking the purchase link from the above search.)

Dec 23, 2010 | Pentax IQZoom EZY-R 35mm Point and Shoot...

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Need instructions on line for Canon sureshot 85 zoom camera

You can download the manual from

The webmaster requests a contribution if you find the manual useful.

Dec 16, 2010 | Canon Sure Shot 85 Zoom Platinum 35mm...

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I am looking to buy an instruction manual for a canon z180u sureshot, and I cannot find one any where. My computor skills are not very good so downloading is a bit of a problem- I would prefer an...

Hello there, You can download the owner manual at:
The file is about 1.8 MB You also need to answer some questions before you can download the file, Regards,

Dec 04, 2010 | Canon Sure Shot Z180u 35mm Point and Shoot...

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I need a new battericap

Normally you'd have next to no chance: not many AFM35's were made and they mainly appealed to well-off, older, amateur photographers. As a result used ones are rarely for sale and parts donors are as rare as **** ****. If you do find a parts donor they've likely been dropped damaging the battery cover which is exactly where the camera tends to land. On the plus side, the cover on this model is a round bayonet type fitting much like the type used on some film SLRs and sometimes on motor drive covers. I don't currently have an AFM35 in my collection but I do have a Canon Sureshot Classic 120 and the battery cover looks like it may well be a passable replacement for your damaged one. As a first point of call visit a camera repairer or a large used film camera outlet to try a few covers for size. If you're in the UK and in the London area then Mr.Cad in Croydon is hard to beat for odd parts like these. I'm confident that you'll find a cover which fits, but you may need to do a little surgery to transplant parts from the old cover to the new to get a fully functional cover. The only other fix is to get one custom made by an engineering hobbyist. They'll need either the original cap as a pattern or may be able to use the camera itself to work out what's needed. You can also be a bit more Heath Robinson and adapt a cover which doesn't really fit properly at all, but is held in place by a plate secured to the bottom of the camera using the tripod mounting thread. At the very least it will buy you time whilst you source a better alternative. Canon Sureshot Classic 120's are fairly easy to find and go very cheaply (£15 or so on auction sites). If you see one in good condition then you've nothing to lose in trying it: even if the cover does not fit you'll discover that the camera originally cost about the same as the Rollei and does pretty much everything the Rollei does but is a largely unrecognised gem. The light metering is highly reliable and the spot metering is superb. I can honestly say that the 38-120mm zoom lens outperforms some of my Leica and Zeiss T* primes and in my opinion is one of the best lenses ever fitted to any compact 35mm which I've owned. The only downside is that it's autofocus only. I hope that you've found my suggestions to be of some use and ask only that you return the favour by rating my answer.

Mar 04, 2010 | Rollei AFM 35 35mm Point and Shoot Camera

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Minolta compact camera

Here's a link to the manuals download page: without the model number of your camera I cannot give you a direct link.

Oct 07, 2008 | Minolta Riva Zoom 115 35mm Point and Shoot...

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