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My camera's view finder will not show anything, it is black.

When I was turning the wind crank to take my next picture I heard a bit of a crunch sound, I don't know that is the best word to describe it though. My shutter button will not go down, and the wind crank won't do anything either....The worst part is this is my school's camera :-(

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Your winder gear is toast, get a digital camera and save on film printing cost.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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    Chrisnc1 Mar 12, 2009

    Your winder gear is toast, get a digital camera and save on film printing cost.

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I have lost manual Camera has battery but I only see black nothing when I look through the lens


If you cannot see anything looking through the view finder, that is either a lens problem, a defective view finder, or a faulty sensor.

For any of this faults you need a technician to fix the camera, call the Canon customer support number printed on camera documentation.

Try also removing the batteries and replacing with fresh ones, to exclude battery problem and to reset the camera, if there is really a fault this will not work, but you have to try.

Regarding the manual, you can download below.

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I cannot wind the camera


yellokp13,

if the led's light in the finder you have a mechanical problem.
if the led's don't light in the finder then turn the shutter select knob left & right around 5 times do this also to the off / on switch. remove batteries and clean the contacts with pencil eraser.
if the leds still don't light then you have a flex circuit problem.

i am assuming there is no film in the camera.
if you decide to have the camera repaired get an estimate first as there are no new parts available.

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The aperture ring is the right diagnosis. The aperture mechanism has a broken piece that can be repaired by a competent repair shop for under $75. There are no parts available for Konica Minolta cameras since Sony bought them - the part can be rebuilt.

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