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

Despite trying new batteries, the visual indicator isn't coming on and i can't wind on new film.
Any ideas?

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Re: I have two Pentax p30 35mm cameras but both wind on...

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

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the best way i can recommend you is to go to the vendor in which the pentax is store. you can ask there, if ever the battery is not there maybe they can tell you the service center of the pentax camera. thanks; may this help.

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