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Shutter wont fire, or auto focus

Yeh, thanks for the awesome site, well basically i just found my parents old (mz50 SLR) camera, and they said it worked fine, i got some new CR2 batteries for it, but now everytime i touch any button it winds on another shot, this includes turning it on... occasionally hte autofocus will work, but it doesnt, it just goes from in to out without focusing... oh and each time i hit the button to takea picture, it winds another shot without opening the shutter. also the flash doesnt fire with the wind on... Thanks so much for any help Justin

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Re: Shutter wont fire, or auto focus

This sounds like mirror box motor problem ( see enclosed shot from our workshop ) : this cocks the shutter and controls mirror mechanism and when the drive dosnt work properly ( small nylon gear on the motor goes ) camera will develop the the sort of problems you describe.
Can be repaired but will cost $ 150-200 so it is relatively expensive repair.

Posted on Oct 17, 2007

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