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Repair of a Fuji 35mm Model DL400 camera

The film will not load into the camera and the shutter will not trip.

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clean all the battery contacts and be sure the batteries are good. use enough film leader so that the drive sprocket can grab the film when the film door is closed. there are no new parts for this model fuji.

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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1) With no film in the camera, take out the lens.
2) Open the back cover and aim the camera towards light source ( not the Sun) and trip the shutter at the different shutter speeds while looking at the shutter curtains.
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open the film door and check the shutter blades. did you accidentally push the blades in when loading the film? if so take the camera to a camera repair shop, the technician may be able to reset the blades while you wait.
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remove the battery and check that it is good. replace battery and open back door, close the door and it should run the motor / transport. if so, load film up to the drive sprocket being sure film will catch on the sprocket.
or move the latch holding back cover, and open the door fully. check the pressure plate on the door, gently pull the plate up a little to increase pressure on the film. bring the holding lever out toward the latch and close the door to lock the lever back to position.

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