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Push the black button on the bottom of the camera before you wind it up. it's right there in the manual.

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Film rewinds when loaded


Align film leader at mark, then close the camera back for prewind loading. Film rewinds as each shot is exposed. Built-in motor for automatic winding/rewinding. Film advance: Automatic. Single-frame and continuous (1 fps). Automatically rewinds film leader into cartridge when designated number of frames have been exposed (midroll rewind available).

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Dec 20, 2014 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

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Hello, just found my 35mm ae-1 camera. took some pictures and its not rewinding back up . little crank is moving but film is not going back in. am I missing a step?


Did you remember to push the rewind release button, on the bottom of the camera first? Failure to do so will either not allow you to rewind the film (without applying a lot more force than needed), rip off the film sprocket holes, damage the camera's internal gearing, or any number of other nasty things.

There should be a small button on the camera's bottom baseplate, press it in and it should rewind smoothly.

Sep 05, 2011 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

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My film advance lever is stuck. pushed button under camera didn't work


You may have hit the end of the film. Rewind the film back to the spool until the very end gets back in the shell.
If you think you still have unexposed film do the following. Rewind about 1-2 full rotations. Cover the lens using the cap. We're doing this so that step 2.3 will not spoil your last pictures. Take 2 shots (with the lens cover). This time the button at the button should have popped out.

Feb 28, 2011 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

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My ae-1 rips the film when rewinding canon camera


Are you pushing the rewind button on the bottom of the camera??

Nov 06, 2010 | Canon Photography

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My Canon AE-1 rewind crank came off while rewinding the film. can it be fixed?


Yes. I am not sure that you can do it yourself. It depends how handy you are with fiddly mechanical things. Any camera shop ought to be able to put it right.

I believe that you have simply unscrewed the crank by winding it in the wrong direction. It will screw back on, but you will need to open the camera to get hold of the internal part that it screws on to (the bit that fits into the film canister). This will need to be pushed upwards in its socket to allow you to get the crank started on the threads on the top of the shaft, and you will need to put the end of a screwdriver or something through the slot to get leverage when you come to tightening the crank the last bit.

If you heven't rewound the film yet, then open the camera in complete dark and rewind the film into the canister by hand. I usually do this in a darkened room under a bed quilt.

Nov 03, 2010 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

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I can't figure out how to open the camera to load my film


For Canon AE-1, you have to lift up the film rewind knob to open the back.

May 26, 2010 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

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My Canon AE-1 Program will not rewind. I shot the whole roll, rewound a little, and then accidentally opened the back cover. The counter reset to S, and the rewind crank just unscrews when I try to...


I think you have already ruined the film except the frames that are rewind back to the film cartridge.
You can take the film out from the camera, push in the rewind button at the bottom, pull out the film from the film take up reel.
On the film cartridge, turn on the long tube in the middle clockwise to wind all the film back into the cartridge.
If you had the back opened briefly, do manual film rewinding in the dark room.

May 21, 2010 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

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My Canon EAS Film Rewind Knob is rolling my new film back into the cassette instead of into the camera...please help.


That's what the rewind knob is all about: It will allow you to rewind the film back into the cassette to avoid it to be exposed to the light and therefore losing your pictures.

When loading the film you must insert the film into the receiving spool by hand while the camera back is open. Make sure to advance the start enough so that the spool will 'stick' to the film.

Dec 19, 2009 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

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I have an Canon AE-1 and the film advance lever will not advance the film, the lever goes half way. The shutter will not release. Thanks


The film is either at the end or stuck. The shutter will not release unless the film advance lever has gone all the way and back.
Make a note of the frame counter. Rewind the film and remove it from the camera (When you feel the film to come loose from the receiving spool, stop rewinding to prevent the end of the film to disappear inside the can. This way you can reload it if it was stuck in the middle.) If the film was completely exposed, take it to be developed.
With the empty camera, try to advance the lever and release the shutter. If this works, the problem was the film and not the camera. Everything is fine. If the problem persists, take it to be repaired.
If the film was stuck in the middle, load it again into the camera. With the lense cap on (preferably in a dark room or similar) 'shoot' as many 'empty' frames as you had on the counter plus two more. Finish the film and develop the pictures.
If the film stucks again at the same place, rewind it and develop normally. It was a bad film.
Hope this helped you to solve the problem.

Nov 16, 2009 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

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Canon AE-1 won't rewind film without tearing it up.


misstigeress,
is the film being ripped along the sprocket holes? if so, the rewind button is not unlocking the drive sprocket. with film removed open the film door and push the rewind button in, the drive sprocket should turn freely. now charge the shutter with the advance lever. the rewind button should pop out and the drive sprocket should not turn freely.
if the sprocket did not turn freely with button pushed in, the camera needs repaired. there are no new parts for this model canon so any parts needed will be good used.

Nov 30, 2008 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

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