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I loaded the film but display window shows a flashing zero

I loaded the film in the usual way, and when I closed the camera it made all the usual noises of winding on the film, but in the little display window it didn't show a number 1, but it shows a flashing zero.
So I thought it hasn't wound on correctly and I opened up the back and pushed the film on with my hand, closed the back, but the camera behaved as before. If I open it up again I'm afraid I might ruin the film...

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Go ahead and try anyway. A ruined film is far cheaper than a useless camera or a professional repair. In any case, if the film hasn't loaded properly it will only be the first short length of film which is ruined. As this is a newly loaded film you haven't any risk of losing any undeveloped photos.

Auto spooling film systems are great when they work, but sometimes are a real pain and some cameras seem really picky about having a film leader of precisely the right length. See if you can engage the the film onto the spool manually.

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How to load film


http://www.usa.canon.com/app/pdf/compact_film/Sure_Shot_Z135_manual.pdf
The link above will take you to a .PDF that is an owners manual for the Canon Sure Shot Z135
On page 14 it lists how to load film into the camera.

1. Slide the back cover downwards
2. Insert the film
- Make sure the film is positioned above the film guide
3. Pull the film tip across until it reaches the film tip marker
- Make sure the film is flat
4. Close the back cover
5. Turn the dial to (auto)
(Turn the power on)
the camera will automatically advance the film to the first frame.
6. "1" should be displayed on the frame counter

If this show zero there has been an issue, make sure you are using the proper film for the camera

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I'll load the film in the back and the iso will show up but says film number is on 0, whats going on


I'm assuming you're using a film camera then.
Try taking a photo just to make sure that the camera doesn't count up starting from zero (depends on your camera model).
Most likely when the film was loaded either:
1. The holes on the film were not lined up with the sprocket teeth in the camera.
or
2. The the film needed to be pulled out just a little further so that it is laid across MORE of the sprocket.
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Just recieived a used Nikon N80 and it gives the message of open door.Frame counter and film indicator flashes when door is shut and no film is in in camera?


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Confirm " 1" and film transport show in LCD. If Film is not loaded correctly, "ERR" show on LCD. Open cack and reload film.
Users manual can be downloaded from:
http://www.lensinc.net/manuals/Nikon_N6006L.pdf

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Black film as in underexpose, after you have them printed?

If you open a roll of 120 film:
Remove the little tape holding to the film.
Place film onto Film Spool Studs.
Pull film out from film leader and thread to Take Spool.
Turn until Arrow Line on film aligns with Start Mark of Film Holder.
Close film cover or back.
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Just rememer what film speed your are using.

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Uh, I'm going to ask a silly question and I mean no insult by it, but, uh....you did bring the end tab of the new roll of film all the way over to the winder spool and lay it flat against the gear teeth before closing the back?

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F--


Unlike other cameras that start at frame #1 after loading and count up as the film is used, the N55 advance the film to the last frame during the loading process. When loading is complete, the frame counter stops at the number of available frames on the roll (usually 24 or 36) and counts down as photos are taken. I know it sounds backwards but it actually makes a lot of sense to engineer it this way. After the last photo is taken (displays 1 on the counter), the camera automatically winds the end of the film into the cassette and the counter shows a blinking E. I am assuming that that is what is being displayed and not a blinking F. it it is an F, perhaps there is a problem with the LCD display? If so, it probably isn't worth having it repaired.

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