Question about Olympus OM-4TI 35mm SLR Camera

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Film was in camera, frame 18. Batteries had failed at frame 17, had to depress "B Lock" button" and set shutter to 60 to release shutter. Replaced batteries with fresh batteries, battery test gave steady tone, light on front on, meter working. Film advanced from 17 to 18 after fresh batteries. Shot frame 18, shutter worked. Film advance lever would not advance to frame 19, shutter button not working. Rewound film and removed film. Tried depressing "B Lock" button" and set shutter to 60 to release shutter, nothing happened. Meter working, clear view through viewfinder.

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This camera is somewhere between fifteen and thirty years old. It is highly unlikely that spares would be available, and it would be extremely expensive to have it repaired in any case, most artificers familiar with the internal layout having probably retired years ago. Maybe the camera should be retired too ?

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Don't fool with it yourself. You could make the problem worse and more expensive to repair. Get an estimate, then go on e-bay. This camera body is not expensive as it was when it was new. If the camera repair man wants more then the cost for a used body, save your body for parts.

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SOURCE: can't see through viewfinder (it's all black) and

Remove the lens and look inside it. Do you see the mirror? If not, your mirror is stuck in the up position. Its flat up against the focusing screen. If the mirror is down, the problem is in the lens, or you still have the lens cap in place.
Check your manual under troubleshooting.
Try setting the shutter speed dial to the M90 position.
Also be sure the batteries are inserted correctly!!!!

If no change yet, you can try to put the mirror back down yourself. With the lens removed, set the camera on its back. You can use your fingers, but I suggest a toothpick cuz they won't leave fingerprints on the mirror and the toothpick should break before you exert enough pressure to really break something. So just try to return the mirror to the 45 degree angle within the mirror box. Be careful not to damage anything in there, like the shutter or the arms that raise and lower the mirror. Depending on where you live, there may be some corrosion or rust on the mirror linkage. It should move easily. If you feel any roughness when you move the miror, that may be the reason it did not return on its own. Then turn it on, off again. At some point, you may want to have this camera cleaned, lubricated and Adjusted(CLA) - after all, its over 25 yrs old.
If all that did not work, you'll need to send it in. Here are some good choices for repair places...
Garry Airapetov in Niles, ILL
Camera Repairs in Avon, IN.
BTW here's a website with several pages about FG...http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/emfgfg20/fg/index.htm
copy and paste it into your browser.

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The film lever is also a switch. If you had advanced the film lever, **** it outward a little. You will feel the detent click somewhat when doing so. Leave the lever outward and see if the shutter will work. The detent is for appling an closed circuit for the light meter. When the lever is fully pushed back in it shuts the power to the meter on off to conserve battery power

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SOURCE: om-4ti film advance lever will not advance.

I don't know if this is you first film camera or if you've owned one for years - so pardon some beginner suggestion.

If there's film in the camera, you may have reached the end of the roll. What you're describing sounds very much like this is the case. There is a window to indicate of how many exposures have been taken next to the film advance lever. Most 35mm film manufacturers offer 12, 24 and 36 exposure rolls. Check to see the number shown in the window. If at the end of the roll, you may have advanced the film so far that the number is half in the display and half blocked.

If there is film in the camera and since it will no longer allow any more exposures, you'll need to remove the film. Locate and press the R button next to the film advance lever. Unfold the crank handle from the knob on the top of the left side of the camera (as viewed from behind - in picture taking position). Twist the crank in a clockwise direction (viewed from above) to rewind the film into the film canister. As you get closer to the end of the film, more resistance will be felt until finally, the handle spins freely. This indicates that all the film has been safely rewound and stored in the canister. Next, lift the knob that the crank attached to up and away from the camera body. The back door of the camera should pop open. You can now remove the film from the camera and have prints made from it.

You can get a copy of the manual for your camera here. There is no charge to download it - but a donation is accepted by the person that is making it available.

I hope this helps and good luck! Please rate my reply - thank you.

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