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My film won't load

I have a Pentax ZX-60 camera. When I insert a new roll of film, I pull out enough film so that it should begin to load when I close the door. So I close the film door and I hear a noise but the film never advances to the ready position

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Jammed Advance Motor Assembly.

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http://www.bluemooncamera.com/services.php

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This might cost $100 or so...?

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