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No shutter/film advance

When depressing the "take picture" button, camera flashes, but no shutter action or film advance. what is the most likely suspect?

Exactly the same problem. No shutter action and film advance, camera flashes when shutter is pressed.

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Re: no shutter/film advance

With electronic cameras, it is the control circuitry. send it for service. your service agent probably will replace the complete pcb as they don't know or wouldn't care to diagnose which minor component went wrong.


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