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Pentax ME slr (old hand film wind )

I bought a used camera from ebay, the second one, the first camera a Minolta works and takes great pictures..the Pentax though a little beatten up works as far as i can tell ,shutter, winding, photo count, etc. but when I had the pictures developed nothing came out!!! I will try it again but like I said every thing seems to work and the batteries are new, and yes, I had the lens cover off. All shots were outside in well lite conditions, film was 400. suggestions or help greatly appreciated. Kenclicker

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