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My camera won't advance the film

My Pentax Program Plus (manual SLR) will not advance and the shutter release button will not activate. I don't have any film in right now but it should still function properly. I've had the camera for many years and never had any problems.
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  • arumaloo Mar 09, 2008

    Thank you!!
    The contacts are clean and I had tried other batteries before but they must have not had enough power because I tried newer ones and it worked fine. (but the negative goes toward the cap)

    Thanks for the simple fix answer.

    Cheers

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If it has not been used in a while, the batteries may be dead and/or the contacts on the cap and in the body may have corrosion build up. Try fresh batteries after you clean the contact points with an eraser. The batteries go in positive up, toward the cap

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

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    Kevin Pettit Mar 09, 2008

    Oops, you are right. It's been a while since I had one in hand. Glad you got it working again.

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