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Film will not advance

My wife recently received a pentax me super from her father. He said that it worked the last time he used it (who knows when that was). I have replaced the batteries. The camera will not advance the film. The advance lever on the case can only be pushed half way, but it won't let you push the lever the full range to advance the film.

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  • Lithman Jan 19, 2008

    Yes, the lever has a slight resistance at the beginning of the stroke then none at all until it stops at a perpendicular angle to the back of the case. It does click into place when you push it back in flush with the back of the camera

  • Lithman Jan 19, 2008

    :D yes, I have a few precision screwdrivers.

  • balala3 Feb 18, 2008

    I have the same exact problem, where would they even fix such a thing?

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    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    remove the bottom plate, 3 screws I believe. There will be two loose pieces, both black plastic, an insulator for the motor drive contacts and the collar around the rewind button. Use the advance lever and try the film advance lever while looking at the bottom pieces, something may be out of place or jamming the works

  • Kevin Pettit
    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    Thats a good sign, the detent breaks off sometimes and jams the works. Do you have access to a small cross point screwdriver?

  • Kevin Pettit
    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    Does the film advance lever have any resistance at the beginning of the stroke? The lever usually has a detent spring that clicks when the lever is pushed flush with the back of the camera

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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

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