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Film Advance Will Not move

In solution presented by poolseman, I am not able to locate the mirror box lever.  I was able to locate a shaft that moves up and down when I press the shutter.  That is the only device I can find that moves up and down.  Please clearify.   Thank you.   mcathym4@aol.com     posted by littlebug on Sep 17, 2007 Report abuse

I have a Pentax K1000 film camera and the film advance arm will not move so that i can advance the film. It was working just fine and then it wasn't. There is currently no film in the camera and cannot load new film because of the arm immobolity. Any help?

Solution #1 posted on Sep 17, 2007
By  poolseman
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Yes this is fairly common with K 1000 and the Spotmatics : although the shutter is cocked and hence you cannot advance film you cannot release shutter because mirror box is not cocked.
Remedy : remove bottom cover and locate mirror box lever which protrudes slightely and is movable up and down and is spring loaded. Move upwards until it licks in position ( moving up against spring tension ).
Now release the shutter and camera should let you advance the film .

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Hi,powerpe. The mirror release rod can be located in the bottom of the body once the plate has been removed.(there are three screws on the old k1000's) There is a gear train on the left side when viewed turned over.The mirror cockong rod is towards the rear and a little right of the main shaft.You might need to move a little silver pawl with a pin or micro driver then you can push the mirror **** in to release the reflex mirror.the mirror cocking rod is about 1/8" dia.Hope this helps

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