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Idk how to open the back to put my film in i have a vivitarv3800n

Igot a cam 4 photo1 in highschool and idk to do it help

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    need to know what kind of camera ( slr, point and shoot ) and the name of the camera.

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If it is the camera posted in the picture, try pulling up the tab on the film winder on the left side on top, after the tab is out pull the whole dial up and the door should pop open.

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How do you load it


To open back cover lift knob on top of camera ( this knob has a small arm that unfolds - used in rewinding).
Once open you will see which side is the film side ( under this knob) and the take up side. On the film side raise the knob again in order to insert film case, the top of this should flip over later used to rewind film. with film trail out toward back of camera. Now push the knob down. Film should only be loaded one way so the knob can be lowered into film canister. Lower knob and Film canister is now secure.
Next thread film leader onto take up spool. Some times these have a slot , but most Just have the teeth that fit the film edge.thread the film into slot then unto teeth. You will need to use film advance arm (There should be an arm on the top opposite side of film knob) you would move that would advance film.
as you move this arm ( with cover open ) film holes should engage the teeth on bottom and top. ( if you can't advance after 1 or 2 advance arm swings) press take picture button ( releases springs).
continue until film is captured top and bottom. Use the film spool knob gently wind film back into canniester until snug don't over wind. Close cover, take a picture with lens cap on, repeat that. As you wind ,the film cartridge knob should rotate.
You are not wasting pictures film was designed for this waste.
you should know how many photos were on film 12/24/36 pictures.
you may have a knob to set to that number.
When your ready to remove film ,push silver button on bottom and use winder handle ,rotating until free and easy. Open cover mention earlier.
wow can't believe I remembered all that and hope that helps.

Sep 23, 2016 | 35mm SLR Cameras

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Camera wont let me rewind film


Get a heavy coat and zip it shut, take it and the camera into the darkest room in your home, put the camera in the coat and reach through the sleeves backwards, Grab the camera and open it and take out the film, wind it back into the cannisteer by hand.

Dec 13, 2014 | 35mm SLR Cameras

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I have recently just took a roll of film out of my camera. It is a Asahi pentax K1000. I opened up the back panel to take out my film and the panel closed without any new film being put in. Now the rewind...


Hi there,

Try holding the camera upside down to see if it slides back into place. If that doesn't work, imagine that there is a film in there and wind it back like you would to take the film out, this may put the shaft back into place? Good luck.

Jun 24, 2014 | 35mm SLR Cameras

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APS film chamber stuck shut. Door won't open when film chamber release button is pressed


Sorry to hear about this issue. If you have a change bag, I would put a few jewelers screwdrivers in it then put the camera in it. With the bag closed up I would attempt to forcibly open the back. With the camera in the bag there is not any chance to expose the film. After the film is removed wind it back into the cartridge. Now send it off for developing.

Good luck,
Cordially,

May 03, 2014 | Minolta Vectis S-1 35mm SLR Camera

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How do you open the back of a minotla gx-a film cam


On the left of the camera is where you power it on, and wind the film. pick up on the silver part of the film winding mechanism. That should pop opent the back. Hope this helps!

Apr 01, 2011 | Minolta XG-A 35mm SLR Camera

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My cam was working fine. The film got over and I decided to load a new one. Once I did that and switched on my cam. The cam displays an error sign...??


The film may not be feeding to the take up spool properly. If that is so, there should be flashing symbol something like this: O_ _ _ _ . If that is the error you are seeig , open the back and re-insert your film. You may lose a couple of frames.

Oct 17, 2009 | Nikon F75 35mm SLR Camera

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I have no idea how to put my film in the "Pentax mz-m" camera? Someone help me. I'm new to this as I am just doing photography at school!


Pull up on the rewind knob ( left side ) to open the film door. put film cassette in chamber then lower rewind knob and pull enough film leader to the take up spool. attach film to spool. close the film door then advance the film to #1 on the counter.

Jun 06, 2009 | Pentax MZ-M 35mm SLR Camera

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How to put film in the camera


Hey buddy5000,
The process to load film into your camera is as follows
1. Turn the camera on and make sure the frame counter reads 0 if it doesn't there is probably film in the camera.
2. Press the film door release button and slide the release downward.
3. Place the new film cartridge in the film cartridge chamber and pull out the film leader until it reaches the red dot on the bottom right side of the film chamber. Make sure the holes on the lower edge of the film engage the teeth on the sprocket.
4. Now close the back door and the film should load automatically and# 1 should appear in the frame counter, and if it does not then the film is not loaded properly.

I hope this helps!

Sincerely,
Allan
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Jun 10, 2008 | Minolta Maxxum 5000 35mm SLR Camera

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ERR sign keeps blinking in the lcd


First check the batteries. Are they fully charged? If you still have the same problem, try this:

Is the film (that which did not rewind fully) still in the camera? If so, open the film chamber door once in a dark room and close it again. Try to rewind the film again. This could possibly be the result of the film getting stuck somewhere, preventing the camera from rewinding it.

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