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Cant get the door to open to load my new film?

I am trying to replace the film in my camera and I cant get the door to open do you haveĀ  any suggestions

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Re: Cant get the door to open to load my new film?

Push in the black button on the bottom of the camera

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Just loaded film and cant take picture, its not advancing

You need to add a little more information about what you did exactly.
Did you pull enough leader film out? If I had to guess, I would say the film wasn't rolled far enough onto the "advancement reel" so you are not able to advance it because the camera doesn't think it has film in yet.

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Just lift up on the rewind knob to open the film ( back ) door.

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How to load new film

push the rewind button on the bottom of the camera, then turn the rewind knob to the right to rewind any film that may be in the camera. Lift the rewind knob up to open the back door. remove the film canister if there.
on the new film canister pull enough film to reach the take up spool. attach the leader to the spool and close the back door, advance the film to counter number 1. enjoy.

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New film will not advance when loaded?

It is because the camera mechanics cand reach the film sprockets, open it, and make shure film reaches the red spot in the loading mecanism, tri to pull a inch more and close door, thet should be it.

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I have no idea how to put my film in the "Pentax mz-m" camera? Someone help me. I'm new to this as I am just doing photography at school!

Pull up on the rewind knob ( left side ) to open the film door. put film cassette in chamber then lower rewind knob and pull enough film leader to the take up spool. attach film to spool. close the film door then advance the film to #1 on the counter.

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I cant get the film door open


there are no new parts for this model minolta, however you may be able to repair it.
at the back cover open button remove the leather and then the small screws that hold the button mechanism. lift off the cover ( careful of the spring ) try to bend the flat shaft enough so it grabs the release lever put the spring back, align the button and cover to the shaft. replace the screws and leather.
now if the plastic rivet holding the button to the cover is broken it's not repairable unless a good used part can be found.

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does anybody know a freakin solution????

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Nikon n75 problem loading film

I have (had) the same problem. I came onto this site to find out what I can do to fix it. It didn't help. I got pissed and almost threw the camera away. So I decided to get a little rough with the camera, (i normally wouldn't do this but i was going to throw it away).

I loaded the film like normal but before I closed the back I manually wound the film around the opposite spool. I guess I fooled the camera into thinking it had already wound the film.

When I closed the back of the camera everything worked fine.

I then snapped off the pics the camera said were left.

After this first role, I loaded the next role like normal. The camera worked like a charm!

By the way...the mirror dropped back down when I manually wound the film around the spool.

I hope this works...if it doesn't make any sense feel free to email me with any questions..

amasseur at gmail dot com

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