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My Canon AT-1 35mm does not take pictures

The camera will not take pictures. There is film and full battery in the camera and the film has been wound on, but the shutter refuses to click. I've been using this camera for about 3-4 years now and it only recently began having this problem. As it is such a nice camera i'd be very appreciative if someone could give me some advice, before i pay an ungodly sum of money to fix it.

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Remove the bottom plate.
There is a long lever that attached to the wind gear. On the opposite end, it has electro-magnet. You will need to replace this magnet.

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