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This is not a simple repair - if the wind lever is "ratcheting", parts will have to be replaced. If the wind lever is "free-wheeling", there might be no film in the camera, or the counter isn't working ( it has to be at #1 or above to cock the shutter ). It's a job for a repair shop.
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Try pressing the film release button on the underside of the camera. This should unstick the advance roller.
If possible, replace the watch battery for your camera (inserted in the bottom, right by the teeny black button I mentioned above).
Change your exposure setting to Bulb exposure and back.
If all else fails, take your camera into the darkroom (or at least a completely light-insulated closet, bathroom, etc.), and pop open the back and recover your film. Hopefully you won't have too much wasted film on your hands.
Good on you, however, for not forcing the lever. Nothing good will come of that.
Press the R1 and R2 release buttons. Pull up on winder handle until the back of the camera opens. Continue the pressure on winder handle until you have removed the film canister. Insert new film canister. Pull leader across winder assembly. Close camera back. Press exposure button. Press winder handle in towards camera b
hi i worked on engines most of my life and done conversions and my advice would be to anybody thats not used to doing this type of job is leave well alone stick with the oridginal engine as you will find it will not be straight forward and its a big enough job to start with i know these are not best engines stick a quality oil in and change filter regular yates210456
It is absolutely OK, my dad too has one (not older than urs). make it tighter, but u need some screws drivers (specially for cameras). Open the camera and tighten the screw holding the winder arm. Try this only if u have experience otherwise u may end up with a scramble of camera. About the F-Stop, i have no idea why this is so... might be the technology is gone too advanced compared to the 1978.
This has happened with my pentax super program. All that was wrong is the the spool/winder was dirty. It needed to be cleaned. You open up the back of the camera. Stick something such as a small screw driver, just something to stop the film winder from turning. Now turn the top of the winder off while keeping the bottom part in place. Be very careful not to close the back of the camera while you do this. Once you have it out give it a clean with a soft cloth and then put it back in. I found it tricky to align it and get it back through the whole. But, that's me. After that it worked perfectly. Until the next time in a year or so it needed to be cleaned again. Hope this helps.