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Just bought my Holga 135. Whenever I load 35mm film into it, I can never get the crank to connect well with the film spool its self. I placed the film in the correct sprockets but when i try to advance, I can't get the crank to advance a long with and I end up spooling out all this film that can't be advanced right.

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Return the camera for an exchange or refund.

All Holgas are very badly made (which is why they produce the unpredictable image results that they're currently fashionable for) and it's not uncommon for them to be faulty from new. Also, don't expect the camera to last for more than about 12 rolls of film before it breaks: Holga specifically state that as an expected model lifespan on many of their model instructions and on some models they limit is even lower.

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