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Curtain on my Mamiya 645AFD is permantly closed

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  • John O'Meara Aug 20, 2008

    the curtain on my Mamiya 645AFD is closed . I can open it with my finger but it closes again when i release. i cannot see anything through the viewfinder nor can i get the slide out of the camera

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Manual for your cam
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Try helping the shutter with your fingr nail while you turn camera on.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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    Ginko Aug 20, 2008

    This often happens because of a problems with lens gear, like dirt or dust inside.
    Start trying to remove battery for one minute, to reset camera, as it can be a problem with electronics
    Then try helping the curtain to open using your finger nail while you turn camera on.
    If this still does not work, then the lens barrel must be taken apart and re assembled.
    In this case take camera to a camera repair shop near to you or call the repair service phone number printed on your user manual.


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    Ginko Aug 20, 2008

    Ensure first that camera is in shutting mode, otherwise curtain closing back is normal.
    Also perform the battery reset as suggested, keeping batteries out for a longer time (one hour should be enough).

    If it keep closing back when you force it, then there is a problem with the spring that keeps the curtain opened.
    Only way to fix this it is usually taking apart the lens barrel and fixing the mechanic fault by re mounting lens correctly or removing dirt inside. Unless you did same maintenance before, I strongly reccomend taking the camera for repair, you can damage camera further if you do not have enough know how.


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