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Install 2-- SR44-- or 2-- S76 batteries. fire the shutter. if the shutter did not fire clean the battery holder and contacts with a pencil eraser. move or turn all the select knobs and switches a few times to remove any corrosion.

Posted on Jan 01, 2010

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Haven't used my Canon sureshot telemax in yrs & still has film in it. Installed new battery but doesn't work. Any info would be greatly appreciated.


The film has been heated and is gumming up the winder.
Remove the film, clean the capstans and put in a new film. go with ASA400 film.
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Have tou tried the battery? Is so try clean the battery contacts make sure theres no old residue on them

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My film in Canon ae 1 came out blank :S


I would say either the film didn't wind properly as it was going along,or the shutter isn't working properly.Did it make the whirring noise like it was winding after you took a picture?If you can,try taking a picture with the door open,no film,and see if the shutter moves.If it does open,it's probably the winder which pulls the film after a picture is taken.Good luck!

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Help with minolta x-300s, i cant seem to move the film winder


Well, here's the most likely things going on:

1. dead battery. Your X-300 has an electronic shutter that needs battery power to work. Try fresh batteries and check the battery contact wires for corrosion.

2. End of roll. If you have film in it, try the silver button on the bottom. rewind film and try another roll of film. Before you put in the new film, try the advance, click, advance, click thing.

3. Not all rolls of film are perfect. Some are shorter than they should be, some hang up in the canister.

4. The Minolta X-series were well known to have a problem. Two cheap capacitors on the later models would die, locking up the camera. One is under the top plate and the other under the bottom plate. These caps need to be replaced. I suggest you send it to a repair shop for that. Check prices. Garry's camera repair in Niles, IL does a very economical repair on these. It runs about $50 and $8 for return ship. He will also Clean, Lubricate and adjust it.

You could also buy another 300/370 on Ebay, as they're inexpensive these days.

Best of luck. Hope its just the film or batteries. You might also consider joining the Yahoo Minolta groups.

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Does the film advance lever lock in place when the lever is returned ? if not, the lock spring broke. This is a common weak point in the ME Super. the camera must be partially disassembled to be repaired. get a cost estimate first. there are no new parts for this model Pentax.

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Film winder jammed halfway throgh a film and i took that film out ( it expired anyway) and i tired to put new one in but i couldnt becuase the film winder wont move do i have to get this repaired?


Check all the batteries. Get fresh ones. If this is a manual, lever-action film advance and you have a camera with a spring-driven shutter you probably have a stripped sprocket and it needs new parts. If you have an electric shutter but there's one spring driven shutter speed as a backup, try that setting. If it is a totally motor driven advance, try checking the drive battery and clean the contacts. If the motor drive is removeable, take it off and try the lever-action advance. Remember, a group of AA cells are only as good as the weakest one. Good luck

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How to change film in Nikon N 2020


Press the R1 and R2 release buttons. Pull up on winder handle until the back of the camera opens. Continue the pressure on winder handle until you have removed the film canister. Insert new film canister. Pull leader across winder assembly. Close camera back. Press exposure button. Press winder handle in towards camera b

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AE-1 When I advance the film the winder does not spin.


It is probably that the film in the canister is advancing and once it takes up all the slack in the film canister the film tightens and moves the spindle which then moves the winder.

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You probably need to take the camera in for repair. It sounds like the film transport is not connected to the shutter/mirror cage ***'y.

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once you rewind the film line up the arrows on top of the winder then gently lift the winder to release the film canister

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