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HELP! HAVING TROUBLE WITH CAMERA. BLINKING H ALL THE SUDDEN. WASTED A ROLL OF FILM TRYING TO GET IT TO WORK. CHANGED BATTERY TOO. I WAS TOLD IT WAS ATLEAST 10 YRS. OLD. THANKS. CHANDRA

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  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    I have a sure shot BF 32mm-I put in new film AND brand NEW batteries --go to take picture -light flashes BUT film doesn't advance AT ANY TIME and shows me a picture of battery power?! Why is this happening!?? I NEED HELP please!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    I have a cannon sure shot 80 tele date camera and i think the battery is low but how do i tell

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Hi Chandra,

What camera and model is this?

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I don't know how to roll up the film after it's done. I ruined the last one. How do I roll up the film?


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If there is no crank, or it is broken, you can always unload your camera in perfect darkness (no red lights), and wind it back into the canister by hand.

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My fuji instax mini 7s has an error message on the screen. It blinks "E" and does not allow me to take any pictures. The instructions and manuals that came with package are all in japanese and i...


Firstly, remove the remaining films in your camera (while the camera is switched off) Secondly, switch on the camera. Press the power button and the shutter button simultaneously at one go. (to reset) Thirdly, reload a new set of polaroid films. Hope it helps!

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Help with minolta x-300s, i cant seem to move the film winder


Well, here's the most likely things going on:

1. dead battery. Your X-300 has an electronic shutter that needs battery power to work. Try fresh batteries and check the battery contact wires for corrosion.

2. End of roll. If you have film in it, try the silver button on the bottom. rewind film and try another roll of film. Before you put in the new film, try the advance, click, advance, click thing.

3. Not all rolls of film are perfect. Some are shorter than they should be, some hang up in the canister.

4. The Minolta X-series were well known to have a problem. Two cheap capacitors on the later models would die, locking up the camera. One is under the top plate and the other under the bottom plate. These caps need to be replaced. I suggest you send it to a repair shop for that. Check prices. Garry's camera repair in Niles, IL does a very economical repair on these. It runs about $50 and $8 for return ship. He will also Clean, Lubricate and adjust it.

You could also buy another 300/370 on Ebay, as they're inexpensive these days.

Best of luck. Hope its just the film or batteries. You might also consider joining the Yahoo Minolta groups.

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This question has been answered repeatedly. Pentax error codes are mostly for camera repair technician diagnosis and most of the time mean the camera is broken and needs professional servicing. Some Pentax Error Codes:
E: "E" often indicates a film jam. This code can appear when the film is inserted incorrectly, when the batteries are changed in the middle of a roll of film, if you are using defective film, etc. If "E" appears in your camera's information display, try to rewind your film manually (see your user's guide for instructions on how to activate your mid-roll rewind function), and try a different roll. If this problem keeps occurring, you might need to send the camera to us for repair.
E3, E7, E37: These codes often signal a problem with your shutter mechanism.
E9, E93-E97: These codes may indicate a problem with your zoom lens.
H0-H9: These H codes can also identify a problem with your camera's shutter.
U1-U9: These U codes may also indicate a problem with your camera's zoom lens.

These codes are standard for both Digital and film cameras.

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Took out the battery, then put it back in. The film then loaded properly.

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The blinking zero would indicate that the film has not loaded but the cartridge is in place. The camera won't do anything when this occurs. Try opening the film door and load the roll again

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