Question about Vivitar V3800N Zoom 35mm SLR Camera
I removed the advance lever cover as suggested and tightened the screw. This did not solve the issue. However, I then realized the film rewind button on the bottom of the camera was stuck on the "in" position. I could not get it to release which meant I could not advance the film lever to free up the shutter. To solve this issue I removed the bottom cover from the camera (taking out the 3 small screws) and then pulled the advance lever button all the way to the right. This released the button that had been stuck in and allowed me to advance the film lever properly again and take more pictures. Hope this helps!
Posted on Aug 13, 2010
Under the plastic cover on advance lever, remove the screw and slide off the cover. tighten the screw that holds on the lever. on some this is a left threaded screw. this will tighten the lever unless the lever mounting hole is bent, in this case a new lever must be installed.
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
SOURCE: film advance lever
Your camera is cocked but since the shutter is not working you cannot release it and hence your film advance mechanism does not work. ME-super will work without batteries in full manual mode so set your shutter to B and try to release it. If the shutter will not release in B mode then the shutter/mirror box will need servicing : rubber components in the mirror box mechanism have perished and need replacing. After that your camera will be fine for another couple of years.
Posted on Sep 23, 2007
SOURCE: Ricoh XR-10 35mm SLR camera
take the screws off the bottom cover. there is a small lever pointing toward the front of camera with a black screw on it. gently move it to the left, this will release the lock lever. Now advance the lever and the shutter should fire. if not, it is not repairable. no parts
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
SOURCE: film advance lever.
Do you press the shutter button to release the lever for the next photo? That's how you advance the film from the exposure to light, when first insterting the film.
Posted on Sep 19, 2008
If the film advance lever is "flopping" back and forth, the problem is most likely a jammed advance mechanism inside. The shutter is cocked *mechanically* and released the same way--no battery power is needed. One old trick you could try to release things is to push the rewind button on the bottom of the camera.*sometimes* it will free up the mechanism enough to unjam.
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
SOURCE: The film advance lever is loose
My advice is that if it is brand new, it should be returned for a service or replacement. Opening it to fix it yourself may void any warranty, as i am sure you are aware of.
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Posted on Sep 23, 2009
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