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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: film advance lever
Your camera is cocked but since the shutter is not working you cannot release it and hence your film advance mechanism does not work. ME-super will work without batteries in full manual mode so set your shutter to B and try to release it. If the shutter will not release in B mode then the shutter/mirror box will need servicing : rubber components in the mirror box mechanism have perished and need replacing. After that your camera will be fine for another couple of years.
Posted on Sep 23, 2007
I just had this same problem, slightly panicked. But thanks to the internet the answer was fast and easy. :) Hold down the shutter button and then advance the film lever. also the film advance lever should be facing you, as if trying to poke you when you lean in. Then take a picture. Practice this with no film inserted. Worked for me. Hold down the snap button while turning the advance film lever.
Posted on Jan 28, 2008
SOURCE: film won't advance
Pentax ME Super was one of my favorite camera, small and clean shutter release. But it has been about 25 years since it was manufactured. They happen to use rubber break within shutter unit and as any rubbers, it started to deteriorate and melt between the shutter-blades. This prevents the complete cycle of the shutter and jams the winding. You may be able to unjam the winding but eventually you have to overhaul the shutter unit. Overhaul charge is around $100 in US repair market. -James
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
SOURCE: Film Advance lever stuck
When you press on the shutter release does it "click"? A few hard taps with the end of your finger onto the shutter reelase button may unjam it if it is stuck...
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
SOURCE: minolta X-9
The Minolta X-series (X-300/370, X-570, X-700) were known for this issue. Two capacitors under the top and bottom covers go bad over time. They prevent the shutter from releasing, so you cannot wind to re-**** the shutter. If you're handy at these things, you can buy the caps, remove the covers, solder in the new caps, and be fine. This issue is well known and you can find instructions on the web. Or you can send it in for repair. Garry's Camera repair in Niles,ILL will do it cheaply at $58 incl return postage. Look him up on the web.
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
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