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Frame Counter Indicator does not go beyond the 26th and 27th Frame

Hi my wonderful FE works well but I have experienced this problem. When I am using a 36 exposure roll of film, the frame counter does not go beyond the 26 or 27th Frame Counter. Is there a problem with the frame counter. This happens even when I am using the camera with and without the MD 12 Motor drive. Need assistance to find out if its a problem with the frame counter indicator or a problem with the camera itself.

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Considering the age of the camera, you probably have a broken indicator gear in the top of the camera. The chances of getting it replaced aren't good. If it still works otherwise, I wouldn't worry about it. Just use 24 exposure film.

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