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Film Advancer loose

I recently purchase the pentax m 1:17 model, The film advance is very loose, i load a film but cant seem to advance the film, not really sure if how to tighten it if its even possible.

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    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    Does the film advance lever flop loosely? Is there any resistance or will it just not move?

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Hi., rotate the rewinder clockwise until the film will tightened , hold the film rotator , observe the rewinder knob moving , it means the film are engage will. then shoot for favorite angle.

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

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I think the 'o____' is intended as a pictorial representation of a roll of 35mm film, the 'E' signifying an error in loading it. Not used this particular Pentax model myself, but some of them have a slot in the take-up spool where the 'tongue' of the film should be inserted - is that the case with yours ?

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Recently after putting the film in and taking pics I take it for developement and no pics come out Do you think the film is not advancing properly Maybe I didn't get the new film far enough on the spool to...


Probably.  Most cameras give you a mark to which you pul out the film leader.  
If your cam is one of the power load/wind/rewind models then you must pull the leader right up to the mark
If is one of the older ones with an advance lever, then you can watch the rewind crank to see if it revolves when you wind on.  If it does not, then you have not engaged the film in the take-up spool properly.

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Pentax ME Super was one of my favorite camera, small and clean shutter release. But it has been about 25 years since it was manufactured. They happen to use rubber break within shutter unit and as any rubbers, it started to deteriorate and melt between the shutter-blades. This prevents the complete cycle of the shutter and jams the winding. You may be able to unjam the winding but eventually you have to overhaul the shutter unit. Overhaul charge is around $100 in US repair market. -James

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ksanzo,

The take up spool is cracked at the base causing the spool to slip. The camera must be mostly disassembled to replace the spool ( if available ) . This is one of the very few weak parts in the K1000. send or take it to a camera repair shop for an estimate first. --- or--
separate the base of the spool by pushing down on the gear like wheel and if you find the small crack from the bottom of the spool film slots, very carefully put a dab of super glue on the crack. check both sides of the spool. this works about 80% of the time. however it's better to replace the spool.

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This model has a gear train from the motor to the advance sprocket. The gears are plastic and prone to strip. Try E-Bay for a reasonable replacement and keep this one for parts. There are no new parts available.

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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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I will offer a solution under the assumption, that you are not familiar with this camera. Please ensure the film is loaded correctly extending the film all the way across to the orange line located on the right side near the winding post. This ensures the film is positioned correctly and will feed onto the post. Also the film advancer may need to activated by releasing the shutter. Hope it helps. Good Luck!

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Yes this is fairly common with K 1000 and the Spotmatics : although the shutter is cocked and hence you cannot advance film you cannot release shutter because mirror box is not cocked. Remedy : remove bottom cover and locate mirror box lever which protrudes slightely and is movable up and down and is spring loaded. Move upwards until it licks in position ( moving up against spring tension ). Now release the shutter and camera should let you advance the film .

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