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I loaded film into my diana mini, and i know the sprockets have a hold. but as i trun the advance film wheel, it keeps turning and turning and never stops..

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SOURCE: jammed film advance lever

There is a capacitor that goes bad in the X series. You can find them on eBay. A simple soldering job. It is in the bottom of the camera, accessible by removing the bottom cover. (4 screws)

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The battery holders were known for corrosion buildup at the pivot point, your batteries might not be making good contact.

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Return the camera for an exchange or refund.

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Posted on Jun 07, 2010

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SOURCE: The sprocket gear spool on

This sprocket can be JAMMED/ STRUCK OR the link broken/damaged within the drive to the motor as it MUST MOVE ALONG WITH the movement of the take up wheel.
Normally the motor drive couples the drive to the take wheel and to the winding sprockets. You will need to open the mechanism on the base of the sprocket to get access to the fault. Sometimes just a reset can change the fault. Use a degreasing spray WD40 into the ends of the sprockets and manually try to move the sprockets to both sides. ALso without loading any film , activate the switch on the door - door lock- to make the take up wheel and sprockets to turn. Assisting them might make it free , if not you will need to open the motor drive section and the gears on the base of the sprockets. Use of good tools with care and makeing a note of what is done is improtant to remove and reset this section. If some parts are damaged you will need genuiene spares.
Good luck

Posted on Sep 01, 2011

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If you try all this and still have a problem then please add a follow up comment and I'll try to respond asap, but bear in mind that as I'm in the UK I may be in a different time zone to you.

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