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Rewind on my camera wont turn

I have a Canon AE-1 and my rewind lever just quit on me

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Re: rewind on my camera wont turn

I was having the same problem. What worked for me is that when the manual rewind felt like it was stuck, I just wound on it tighter and it eventually gave and wound all the way in. It took a few tries and you may have to hit the shutter a few times if it gets stuck. I hope it works for you :).

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Re: rewind on my camera wont turn

Has the rewind knob become unscrewed or just won't turn? It does have to be turned clock-wise to rewind the film. If you would happen to turn it counter-clockwise, it would either jam or the knob itself would become undone from the rewind shaft.

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