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My camera doesn't work when I press the shutter release

I have been having some issues with my X-700. First, the shutter curtain has only been opening part way and then today, I shot off a couple frames and now it isn't working at all. When I press the shutter release, nothing happens and the film advance lever is not doing anything either. I tried putting fresh batteries in but nothing happened. Any suggestions?

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  • Christina_93 Feb 27, 2008

    I can use small tools. What do you think the problem is?

  • Kevin Pettit
    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    Hi, Are you handy with small tools? This one will require taking to bottom cover off the camera (4 screws)

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Could you please tell how to re-time the gears? X)

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Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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I'm not Christina, but my X-700 has somewhat the same problem. I have already fixed the "no shutter fire situation" by replacing the caps but now I notice something different. Looking from the back of the camera (door open) I see that the shutter curtains are not aligned properly during a wind. The one one on the right is slightly cocked, its metal strip is not hidden behind the other curtains edge. Is this something that I can handle? I have all the tools.

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I think the timing of the shutter winding gears has slipped a tooth or two. look at the picture in this image:

http://www.twid.de/x700/pic03.jpg

Near the motor drive coupler at the bottom you will see a blue and a white gear. Look closely at the blue gear and you will see a line on the top of it. That line needs to be pointed at the center of the white gear when the camera has been released and ready to be advanced again.

If you wish to proceed, I will tell you how to re-time the gears.

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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