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Camera will not accept film. I added a new roll of film and it says there isn't any film in the camera. It worked fine the last time I used it..

New battery, turns on fine. It sounds like it is trying to accept the film but with no results.

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I am guessing that you just do not have enough lead in the sprocket to catch the film. Try reeling out a half in more film and reloading. If that does not fit the excess film just trim it a bit and try over.

Posted on Apr 20, 2014

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SOURCE: Unable to rewind film in camera

Well, I used to work at a camera store and actually encountered this a number of times with Minolta's. I can't remember if the motors wore out or if the film slipped or tore at the track. The solution: take the camera into a darkroom or pitch black environment and remove the film by hand. Bring a pair of scissors and a black film container just in case the film tears or the track is torn. Obviously be careful to ensure no light is available if you can't access a darkroom. Check the bottom of the camera for a small button that disengages the motor gear (some newer models may not have this)(you may have to hold it in). Open the film door and with clean hands, use your index fingers and thumbs carefully on the tracks only and pull evenly. You may feel some resistance from the motor and hear the motor but if it won't budge check again if the bottom of the camera has a film release. As you do this feel for torn areas in the track which may indicate a motor malfunction or improperly loaded film. Now just wind the film back into the canister unless the track is torn. You may want to leave the leader out, and you should probably have the film developed right away for a list of reasons. If the track is torn, cut it off at the canister and touching only the edges roll it up and put it inside the plastic film container. Mark it "open film", or Open only in darkroom etc. and mention it to your developer. Alternately you can just hand over your camera to your developer who will do all of this for you...

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This sounds like shutter release problem and can be fixed by replacing a 3v 220 mf capacitor ( leaking by now because they do not last more than 8-10 years and your camera is 25 years old ). You can do it your -self but will need a soldering iron and a replacement capacitor : remove bottom cover and locate small ( usually black in colour ) capacitor on the right hand side of the camera. Unsolder -- keeping an eye on polarity which is marked on the outside of the capacitor-- and replace with new one. Switch camera on and it should release the shutter and you are back in the saddle.

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You are probably on the right track with the batteries. Stick some fresh ones in and the shutter should release. Your may need to use the advance lever to re-**** the shutter and drop the mirror down. You could also try removing the lens and manually pushing the mirror down to see if it stays in the down position.

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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).

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