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Cant open camera to get film out

Its a minolta srtmc 2

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Hey stupid 01,
To open your camera back you need to pull up on the rewind lever knob (on the left side of the camera with the lens pointing away from you), and the camera back should pop open. Before you do this make sure your film has been rewound back into the film canister or you will ruin your images.

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