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Won't click a picture; when you push the button to take the picture, it just goes down. it does not click. the lens does not open. can't advance film. totally dead. new battery, yet that really is for the meter. just seems broken and I wish I could fix myself so my daughter can use for her class. Has not been used for years.

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Sounds like the shutter is stuck. Same thing happened to my ALPA. I like you was unable to take it apart to repair, so many small tools required to take it apart. You could be better off sending it to New York.

Posted on Sep 01, 2010

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