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Red flashing lights in viewfinder. Replaced batteries. Still flashing. What is wrong?

Have shot two rolls through very good condition fm3a. Then flashing lights red in viewfinder. Have replaced batteries but still have flashing lights top left of view finder between plus minus sign and flash sign. Is this the flash ready light which has come on without reason ? Have never mounted flash.

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Sounds like a lens diaphragm problem ( lens stays closed down to F16 and that is why you have a dark viewfinder ). Remove lens and see if you can activate the aperture mechanism via the activator which protrudes from the rear of the lens. You should get nice and brisk action from the aperture . If the movement is sluggish or the lens stays fully closed then your lens needs attention.

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