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I have an olympus 35mm manual camera. It had been sitting for awhile, I took it out to use it and when I tried to load the film the lever wouldn't move all the way back. I tried pushing the shutter button and it still wouldn't move. I don't know what to do, but I really need this camera for my photography class please help?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This happened to me to both the Canon's I had. I found out it was a dead battery. Once I replaced those it worked fine. The battery is hidden under the hand grip which can be taken off using a coin in the screw slot.
Posted on Nov 24, 2007
No, it is not the battery. My guess is that the film leader did not stay in the take-up spool and is now bunched up around it. Try rewinding the film carefully as you normally would but remember that you are only rewinding a small portion of the length. You can even just open the film door and start over. You will only loose 3 or 4 frames on the roll.
Posted on Apr 27, 2008
for shuter ,the spring ,or mirror lock wornout,rebts in shuter may wornout,for film advance lever cheek for rewind buton on botm
Posted on May 09, 2009
SOURCE: The Film advance lever wont
Okay this is completely on memory. With the button on the bottom pushed in the camera is waiting for your to rewind the film back into the canister after this is done lift the wheel (not the crank it can break) the wheel is just below the crank and the back of the camera will open so you can take the film out. Reload a fresh roll close the door and advance to the first frame you are back in business again.
Posted on Jan 09, 2011
SOURCE: Advance lever is stuck. I
all AE-1's and related models, your camera is gumming up inside as the
internal lubricant films are at least 25 years old and are largely
The fix is to get the camera to a repair specialist for a CLA service (Clean, Lubricate, Adjust). As a one-off extra cost also get the foam light seals and foam mirror buffer replaced as they'll either be absent by now or will still be turning to a sticky goo. Modern foam is is different material and is will not decay like the old stuff.
A CLA and foam replacement definitely costs more than the residual value of the camera, but they're solidly built and have plenty of cheap high quality lenses so can still achieve results which compare well to even the best modern pro dSLR's. Get the work done and your camera will probably last until 35mm film ceases to be available. Your camera will also withstand conditions which you'd never dare risk a dSLR in.
Posted on Jun 28, 2011
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