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My advance lever is stuck o my Ricoh camera. I had a roll of film get stripped in it and took it out in the dark room and developed it but now even with no film in it the lever won't advance. I've looked at the advice people have given other people with this problem and tried holding the shutter down while trying to advance and holding the rewind button down and trying to advance and nothing has worked. Please help me I have a project due really soon and need to take pictures!

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Your camera is in cocked position with shutter fully cocked and that is why you cannot advance the film advance lever. Set the shutter to x position ( on your shutter speed dial on the right hand side and top of your camera ) . The shutter should release and then you should be able to advance the film advance lever.

Posted on Nov 06, 2013

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SOURCE: Shutter Release button

Did you try changing the aperture? Depending on the lighting in the area, you may want to change this accordingly, if you put it in AUTO, and you're in a dark room the shutter might not open immediately. 

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

SOURCE: Ricoh KR-5 SUPER II Shutter will not activate.

I doubt you still need help with this considering it's over 8 months later... but the same thing has been happening to me lately, I've had to force the self timer to start by giving it a little push, once it gets going it starts to work normally again.  

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

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SOURCE: The film won't advance

Look on the shutter release button, there is a lock switch on bottom of the button. turn it toward the prism.

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Ricoh XR-10 35mm SLR camera

stevdan,

take the screws off the bottom cover. there is a small lever pointing toward the front of camera with a black screw on it. gently move it to the left, this will release the lock lever. Now advance the lever and the shutter should fire. if not, it is not repairable. no parts
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Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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SOURCE: sears ks-2/ricoh xr-7 film advance and shutter release problem

There is a good chance you can repair this yourself. If you advance the film winder handle so that you can see the bottom of it there should be a screw visible. remove this screw to take off the plastic cover of the winder handle. The actual winder is metal and attached to the camera with a screw that can become loose. I believe the metal lever is keyed to only go on the winder shaft at the correct place. Reattach the metal winder arm and then place the plastic cover back on. One thing to watch is that the plastic cover has a small tab at the shaft end, so it needs to go on with a clamshell motion rather than straight down. My camera has the small tab broken off so I have a bit of hot glue holding on that end, which also acts to keep the shaft screw from moving.

Posted on Mar 14, 2013

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