Hi! I recently bought myself a Ricoh xr-10m. After shooting 3 rolls of film I noticed that my shutter release button isn't always working? It's like, it only works after I turn it on. With 50% change of working. Kinda weird? Should I replace the battery's perhapse?
Did you try changing the aperture? Depending on the lighting in the area, you may want to change this accordingly, if you put it in AUTO, and you're in a dark room the shutter might not open immediately.
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Your camera is in cocked position with shutter fully cocked and that is why you cannot advance the film advance lever. Set the shutter to x position ( on your shutter speed dial on the right hand side and top of your camera ) . The shutter should release and then you should be able to advance the film advance lever.
Did you actually mean shutter release or shutter advance? And to load the film,you need to pull the roll winder upwards. While you pull the winder upwards, it would have a tuck voice and then the back cover would open up. Make sure you have wound the entire roll before you open the back.
After taking the first shot, hold down the Multi-Exposure button while cocking the film-advance lever. This cocks the shutter without winding the film. You can continue to do this for as many exposures as you want. Just don't hold down the M-E button while cocking after the last exposure.
The Multi-Exposure button is the button on the front of the camera just below the shutter release button.
Make sure when you load your film, that the cogs are actually winding the film. Many a roll has been "shot" with the film ever advancing. If you see what your taking, that is really about all that it could be.
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
Just read on another forum where the film rewind button can get stuck (little button on the bottom of the camera, used to initiate rewind), and removing the camera bottom allows access to unjam it. I'll try... takes a small philips eyeglass screwdriver and young eyes (or my reading glasses...)
No, it is not the battery. My guess is that the film leader did not stay in the take-up spool and is now bunched up around it. Try rewinding the film carefully as you normally would but remember that you are only rewinding a small portion of the length. You can even just open the film door and start over. You will only loose 3 or 4 frames on the roll.