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I just got a Canon TLb, I tried everything out, worked perfectly; film advance lever worked, shutter, even the light meter. However, as I was about to load film in, I tried to advance the lever, only moved about halfway. Tried the trigger, it wouldn't push down. It looks as if the shutter curtain is stuck. When I try the film advance with the back open I can see the curtain trying to move, but it stops. Any thoughts?

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Hit or press the film release button or replace with a known good battery.

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