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Shutter will not cock

I have a used SQai with a speed handle. It takes two operations of the cocking lever to cock the shutter. After I fire the shutter, and I operate the lever twice the shutter sometimes will not cock. The camera is then for all intents and purposes frozen. Any ideas?

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Re: Shutter will not cock

Hi there

I have researched your problem. I have located the online version of your camera and attached the link here:

It seems like the following cause might fit your symptom:

Is it possible that the small lever on the side might be set to multiple exposures. (See number 22 on the online manual that I sent the link for!)

Good Luck! and let us know how this works.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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