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Film rewind button stuck

I have an old ricoh xr-10. I just removed my last role of film and went to put a new one in. The film rewind button on the bottem is still in the "pushed in" position. how do I get it to pop back out?

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  • photo000 Feb 24, 2008

    Please help!!!!

  • photo000 Feb 25, 2008

    My teacher fixed it for me! so, never mind

  • Anonymous Jun 09, 2008

    how did they fix it I have the same problem!!! PLease help...

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SOURCE: Unable to rewind film in camera

Well, I used to work at a camera store and actually encountered this a number of times with Minolta's. I can't remember if the motors wore out or if the film slipped or tore at the track. The solution: take the camera into a darkroom or pitch black environment and remove the film by hand. Bring a pair of scissors and a black film container just in case the film tears or the track is torn. Obviously be careful to ensure no light is available if you can't access a darkroom. Check the bottom of the camera for a small button that disengages the motor gear (some newer models may not have this)(you may have to hold it in). Open the film door and with clean hands, use your index fingers and thumbs carefully on the tracks only and pull evenly. You may feel some resistance from the motor and hear the motor but if it won't budge check again if the bottom of the camera has a film release. As you do this feel for torn areas in the track which may indicate a motor malfunction or improperly loaded film. Now just wind the film back into the canister unless the track is torn. You may want to leave the leader out, and you should probably have the film developed right away for a list of reasons. If the track is torn, cut it off at the canister and touching only the edges roll it up and put it inside the plastic film container. Mark it "open film", or Open only in darkroom etc. and mention it to your developer. Alternately you can just hand over your camera to your developer who will do all of this for you...

Posted on Sep 14, 2007

SOURCE: 35mm Film Camera Ricoh XR-2

You can replace it with the available lever.Most of the cameras lever can suit

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Ricoh XR-10 35mm SLR camera

stevdan,

take the screws off the bottom cover. there is a small lever pointing toward the front of camera with a black screw on it. gently move it to the left, this will release the lock lever. Now advance the lever and the shutter should fire. if not, it is not repairable. no parts
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Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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SOURCE: mirror is stuck in "up" position and film will not advance

Normally, stuck mirror is due to weak batteries with a elcetromagnetic shutter like the Ricoh. Try with brand new silver oxides and see if it helps!

Posted on May 28, 2009

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SOURCE: i push the rewind button and crank yet the film does not rewind. two seperate times the film came out of the canister. what am i doing wrong

Make sure to press the rewind button hard enough.

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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