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Camera will not take photo

It refuses to take a photo(shutter does not close) when the button is pressed. I have had this camera for a month(my dad gave me it since he upgraded to digital) so I know very little about it. Any insight? everything seems to be working ok, it focuses and then just does not do anything-- Thanks for any help

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Re: Camera will not take photo

If the automatic exposure system senses that it cannot properly adjust to the existing lighting conditions, it will not let you take the picture. See if the camera will take the picture in the manual exposure mode. Also, verify that the problem is not in the AF lens you are using by putting another lens on the camera body.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

Re: Camera will not take photo

Hey bro i have that same problem, try changing the batteries.. if not take for a repair. if still isn't working, sell it, it'll fetch u good sum.. hahaha.. c ya..

Posted on Jul 20, 2007

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Start simple and go from there.

I don't know if you have film in the camera so I'll read the following and choose what works for you.

I will assume the battery is working if applicable.

As stupid as this sounds press the shutter release button. If the shutter is cocked it will hold the advance. I've had people come in with this problem.

Not it?

If the film rewind has been pressed in it will disengage the film advance and stop the shutter mechanism as a result. Open the camera and close the back again resets the release.

If there is film in the camera remove it.

It there are important photos on the film and your rewind is not working use a coat to make a light proof black box. Just turn the sleeves inside out and put the camera in the coat. Wrap it so as it is closed to light. Open the camera remove the film and roll the film back in by hand.

OK so now we have a camera open with no film in it.

Open the back and look just below the shutter. On one side will be a very small "lever". This tells the camera that the film has been advanced and the shutter is cocked. Gently move the lever to the right. It should click. Now try pressing the shutter release.
Note that without film in the camera some cameras will not advance the shutter.

It should clear the problem.

If not something physical in jamming.

The film advance system could be jamming. On the side the film advance is on there will be a plastic "gear" inside the camera. Try moving by hand it should turn. You can reset the shutter this way.

Give this a try.

Hope this is helpful, if it gives you some direction please rate this answer.


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be sure batteries are good. pull up on the rewind knob to open film door. load film ,push down rewind knob. pull enough film to connect to take-up spool. close film door. advance film to counter # 1. look through finder and set meter ( push shutter button to turn on meter ) focus subject and fire shutter repeat to end of film. push rewind button ( bottom of camera ) rewind film.
remove lens by pushing button and turn lens left to remove.

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