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Ok-- I would say it's fixed, but it's not

There is no "lever"... All there is, is the shutter release button (the button you press to take a photo) and a dial.. for changing the F.Stop. etc.

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  • kt_kab00m Mar 04, 2009

    ya i posted another thing saying my mistake.. I have a cannon EOS 650... so I guess I'll have to look else where.. Thanks for your help though :D

  • kt_kab00m Mar 04, 2009

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  • toddwillis22 Mar 19, 2009

    my lever(?) on my ae-1 is not working at all. I loaded the film, but I can't get the lever to wind the film.

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Ok, I'll break it down for you. Look down on top of the camera. On the right hand side, there is the shutter button. Just to the left of the shutter button is a small lever. It is between the shutter button and the camera...but it's part of the shutter button. Move the lever to turn it on and off.

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    Rob Mar 04, 2009

    I can help you with that camera too if you want. The on off switch is a small turn dial on the upper left side of the camera as your are looking at it. There are 4 positions for the dial. L is for Off. A is for on (automatic). The * (asterix) is for on but a beep will sound when your picture is in focus. And the [] (looks like a box) is also on, but with full automatic functions. Let me know if I helped you. If you have any questions, just leave them below and check comment.



    Rob

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FILM ADVANCE/SHUTTER STUCK


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.

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