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Pentax p30 camera will not wind

I have a pentax p30 camera and the the winding lever will not turn far enough to advance the film

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SOURCE: I have two Pentax p30 35mm cameras but both wind on mechanisms have stopped

Double check which way the batteries are installed, you may have them reversed. The cap should be marked positive, meaning the negative side go toward to contact in the camera body

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

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Hey sorry i dont have an answer but i have the same camera can you help me?

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SOURCE: pentax me super camera, not working wind on lever

The clip spring broke jambing the advance gear. by forcing, the tab on the advance shaft broke.
take or send your camera to a camera repair shop for an estimate cost to repair.
there are no new parts for this model so the repairs could be expensive.
there should be no cost for an estimate.

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

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Recently after putting the film in and taking pics I take it for developement and no pics come out Do you think the film is not advancing properly Maybe I didn't get the new film far enough on the spool to...


Probably.  Most cameras give you a mark to which you pul out the film leader.  
If your cam is one of the power load/wind/rewind models then you must pull the leader right up to the mark
If is one of the older ones with an advance lever, then you can watch the rewind crank to see if it revolves when you wind on.  If it does not, then you have not engaged the film in the take-up spool properly.

Feb 21, 2010 | Pentax Photography

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Pentax me super camera, not working wind on lever


The clip spring broke jambing the advance gear. by forcing, the tab on the advance shaft broke.
take or send your camera to a camera repair shop for an estimate cost to repair.
there are no new parts for this model so the repairs could be expensive.
there should be no cost for an estimate.

Dec 10, 2009 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

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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

Mar 31, 2009 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

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Loading/ Unloading the Film


anniehongx,

open the film door and charge the shutter. are the drive and take up sprockets turning? if they are then the film was not loaded properly. be sure to push enough film leader into the take up spool bars.
if the spools are not turning then a gear or spring ( advance lever return lock ) is broken.
there are no new parts for the ME Super however some camera repair shops have good used parts that can be used. get an estimate first.

Mar 02, 2009 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

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Film advance broken.


Press the rewind button and wind the film advance lever, It will set to its place. Release the rewind button, press the shutter release button.Once again try wind the film.( provided your camera is not fitted with motor wind )

Mar 27, 2008 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

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Film counter does not advance when film is wound forward!


The frame counter is engaged when the film door is closed by a small tab at the top of the door near the hinge. Try pressing that area of the door as you advance the wind lever. You don't need film in the camera to do this. The counter with work without it. The door may be a little bent and not pressing the counter lever in far enough to fully engage the mechanism.

Mar 16, 2008 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

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Film will not advance


Pressing the rewind button wind the film advance lever,if it is free It will set to its place. Release the rewind button, press the shutter release button.Once again try wind the film.( provided your camera is not fitted with motor wind )
Then your winding gears need cleaning

Jan 18, 2008 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

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I have two Pentax p30 35mm cameras but both wind on mechanisms have stopped


Double check which way the batteries are installed, you may have them reversed. The cap should be marked positive, meaning the negative side go toward to contact in the camera body

Jan 10, 2008 | Photography

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