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Canon Ae-1 Installed battery and meter worked however the film advance does nothing and shutter button does nothing. Other that those problems everything else on the camera is in top shape for it's age. Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2008

    CANON AE-1 ADVANCE LEVER STUCK-MIRROR STUCK UP-IT COCKED & CLICKED LIKE TO SHOOT BUT DID GO THRU THE HOLE CYCEL. BATTERY DEPLACED DID NOT HELP

  • Anonymous Sep 13, 2008

    same exact thing. meter works, but shutter wont release. brand new battery, checked battery chamber and the bottom connector thing isnt stuck...

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Hey, I ran into the same problem, and messing around today I found the electro-trip. The battery is dead, but when I fire the shutter manually, there's no lag between the two blades. Is this just because the battery has died? I fear the circuit that trips the shutter may also be blown. The one capacitor, or whatever the large solder bumps are, was severely corroded and so where some of the terminals. I tried cleaning them, and I'm not sure what else to do. I have no real attachment to this camera and it's been broken for 15 years, since my dad took it to the Galapagos. They're revolutionary, but I must say poorly built with their circuitry easily exposed to moisture on the bottom and the copper plated PVC parts.

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Shutter release magnet faulty ( your camera is cocked but since you cannot release the shutter you cannot wind the film ). Remedy : open bottom cover by removing the two screws. You will see two small electro magnets one on the left hand side and the shutter release one on the right hand side ( it is the bigger one of the two ). The very thin wires from the magnet to the small circuit board on the right hand side may be broken : inspect and resolder 10 joints you see on the p.c. board. If no joy replace the s.r.magnet.

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