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Pentax A3000 frame advance jammed

My camera, a Pentax A3000 has a LED 1000 in the viewfinder . The battery check works and I have replaced the batteries.The problem is that the frame advance will not advance to the first frame.It stays on the S and will not advance. I've looked through the manual and can't find much on the subject.I have tried re-loading the film. Is the button sticking or is it the frame advance? Will this be an expensive fix or is it something small that I can fix?

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There could be a number of causes.

First make sure that the replacement batteries are up to it. Ie one's marketed for camera use. Others often cannot supply the current required by the motors. (Electric motors require most current just as they start, and so it may not do anthyhing at all.) Then check the battery contacts are clean. Much the same reason applies, dirty contacts cam prevent the batteries from supplying enough current.

One more simple possibility is that it does not know the battery door is closed. This may be detected by a protrusion in the film door edge operating a contact in the loctaing groove, or contacts in the door latch. There may be more than one!

It is also possible that the camera is detecting an impossible film. DX coded film uses the contacts inside the film chamber to read the film speed from unpainted sections of the film cassette. It is just possible that a dirty contact or a scratch in the paint is telling the camera that the film is a speed it cannot handle, or is just confusing it with a nonesense code!

Outside these there are a number of possibilites which will require internal investigation. You can try these camera repair pages for tips on repairing your own camera.



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