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Pentax AX-7 does not take picture

After getting low battery indicator, I replaced with brand new batteries and then was able to take 4 pictures and immediately after 4th picture I could not get it to shoot another picture. It focuses and appears to lock the image, selecting a picture mode but the shutter appears stuck as the shoot button does not trigger a shot. Is this film related or camera? Thanks, David

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If you just put in standard AA batteries, they do not have enough power to drive the camera. Use high power ones, or better still 2300 mAh or 2500 mAh rechargeable batteries

Posted on Aug 27, 2017

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SOURCE: Shutter wont' release

Well either the relase switch has failed or another projection device has stalled it. Check through you menu of the back screen to be sure and then call Pentax technical support on thier web site.

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SOURCE: Pentax zx-50 Shutter Problems?

I really think this is the classic zx - 50 shutter motor problem : small motor on the side of the mirror box is not cocking the shutter . This is very repairable but unfortunately it requires fair amount stripping down of the camera to get to the fault and so you will have to take it in for repairs.

Posted on Sep 03, 2007

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SOURCE: Sticking shutter/unable to advance film

Probably. That camera has several rubber bumpers and gaskets in the mirror mechanism that have a tendency to turn into sticky gooey sludge causing the levers in the shutter and mirror mechanisms to get sluggish. The only real solution is to completely disassemble the camera to clean out the old goop and replace them with newer neoprene fittings. My suggestion would be to find a replacement body since the repair is probably going to cost between $80 to $90 and you can probebly find a good used body for less than that.

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Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Mirror locked up

Older cameras like this are notorious for locking up after not being used for quite some time. Though, it is an easy fix, it does require some steady hands and a good memory of where everything was after you're taken it out or apart. The best solution for this is, once you've taken it apart and have access to the mirror, is to have a q-tip with a little vasoline on the tip, apply a thin (very thin) layer along all springs and joints surround the mirror and around the edges of the mirror opening, while avoiding getting any vasoline on the mirror itself. I've worked with cameras all my life and have worked at camera shops, and what I've explained here is exactly what a camera repair place would do. But, if you don't feel comfortable with small parts and tiny screws, a camera shop will gladly fix it for you, and not at a bad price.
So, Good luck! Hope this helps. I hope you're out taking photos soon!
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Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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SOURCE: shutter

kirstyanne00,

open the film door and check the shutter blades. did you accidentally push the blades in when loading the film? if so take the camera to a camera repair shop, the technician may be able to reset the blades while you wait.
or send it to pentax repair center for an estimate cost to repair.

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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