I have an otherwise mint cond Nikon EM with a broken rewind tab (the external piece.) I put film in there and there is no problem threading it and running it through, but I cannot rewind it without the tab you lift up from the outside. I was trying to sell this camera, and would like to know how much it would cost to repair. Is this something I can do with a part myself or do I need someone with the right tool(s)?
Thanks in advance for any help.
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Just about every 35mm SLR ever made fits that description.
Three that will more than suit your needs are http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Film-Cameras/1689/FM10.html http://promaster.com/products/products.asp?product=5364 http://www.vivitar.com/products/8/professional-and-slr/34/v3800-50
This camera has been called the finest 35mm SLR ever produced, but it's probably overkill for a class: http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Film-Cameras/1799/F6.html
If it was just the folding lever part of the rewinder which has broken off then you'll need to use a flat bladed screwdriver or the tip of a knife to lever up the rewind knob sufficiently to pull it up and open the camera.
If you've broken any more than that, then your camera is unrepairable. Spare parts are not available for your camera as it's only designed to last for six rolls of film. Even regular Lomo and Holga models are only intended to last for a maximum of twelve films.
Usually the automatic rewind starts when the film roll has come to the end. You can rewind also before that by a rewinding button you'll find usually somewhere in the camera body.
To rewind manually, press the film release button (consult the manual if you don't find it) and use the rewinding lever to rewind the film. See this for inspiration: http://www.ehow.com/how_2028878_film-mm-manual-slr-camera.html
As far as I recall the Akira 7000 is a cheap plastic pseudo-SLR usually given away as a "free gift" when you order things like catalogues and it uses standard 35mm film. A similar piece of tat used to be sold as the "Olympia".
It's a dreadful camera which is worth even less than the roll of film you put into it, but fine if you want to get in on the current craze for Holga-style photography.
I am not familiar with Nikons; however, Minolta and Canon SLR film camera's film compartments are opened by lifting up on the film rewind mechanism on the top left side of the camera.
If the Nikons are designed like Minolta and Canon, there will be a small tab to push in at the bottom of the camera. This releases the film and allows it to be rewound. At the top left will be a small rewind lever that is used to do the rewind. The part of the camera that the rewind lever is attached to is pulled up to open the back of the camera.
It can definitely be fixed but let's try one thing before forking over few bucks to technician. Assuming it is a SLR camera, When you rewind, hold the rewind knob pushed in and try it. If you have a point and shoot, let me know which model. I'll be ready to assist when you respond either way.-James
It could be that your camera doesn't know it's rewound the film already. With the camera turned on, push and hold BOTH manual rewind buttons simultaneously - one near the release button ( +/- ) and the other toward the front of the camera at the lens release button. Try the release button again.
For some reason the camera thinks it is at the end of the roll. You could turn off auto rewind, Custom Menu #1, to 0. This issue could manifest itself in cold weather as well, film becomes too stiff causing drag tripping the auto rewind. Call Nikon Film 1-800-645-6687. The camera may need to go in for CLA.