My halina mw wont stop winding on
The Halina 35MW wasn't well built and they often had various motor wind problems. This will usually due to one of two things:-
1. A small cam which operates a microswitch on the winder mechanism has broken or worn off.
2. There is a short in the supply to the motor.
Unfortunately, the camera was only ever built as a cheap item and was never designed to be taken apart and repaired. Both faults may in theory be repairable, but from experience you'll almost certainly break something else whilst trying. As the 35MW had poor build quality, poor film registration, and a really poor lens just throw the thing away.
There are loads of far better 35mm film cameras around and there are so many lurking in folks drawers and cupboards that there's never any need to pay for one. Try your local FreeCycle or Freegle group. The free cameras aren't limited to 35mm compacts either; I've had boxed and near unused 35mm AF SLR's by all of the major manufacturers including many accessories as almost nobody wants 35mm gear any more and resale values are so low that some can't be bothered with the hassle of eBay listings, PayPal registration and all the fees charged.
Jan 08, 2010 |