This same thing happened to my Elph-2 years ago on boat trip in France. The ship's captain offered to work on it and it came back with a lot of little dents in the lid but was open and didn't lock up again until last week. After tapping on it a bunch with a kitchen knife, I decided to pry it open. DO NOT PRY!! Theres a hook-shaped plastic catch in there that is just waiting to break when you pry. Now I'm looking to replace the lid to the film cavity or the entire camera. It will not stay closed. Due to his circumspection and the language barrier, I never got clear exactly what the ship's captain did that time to get it open, but he sure did tap heavily on that lid from all the little dents in it. Good luck!
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is it showing some error code.open the fuser unit and then check the pressure roller bushes.sometimes they move from there place causing paper jams.do check whether u have applied right amount of grease to the fixing film and do check whether the white sensor of the film is in right position.u have to just fit all the parts rightly .it has something to do with these said things
The camera may have tricked itself into thinking the film is at the end. I know that's not likely in an older manual focus SLR, but just fer grins, try pushing in the little pin on the bottom. It could just be that the camera mechanism has jammed. When was the last time it was in to a repair guy for Clean, Lube, Adjust? Those AE-1 cameras are getting to that age where they need maintenance. I had to get a couple of my manual focus SLRs in for CLA service too.
Jim, it really sounds like one of threethings. Either will require a repair shop. 1. the film sensor is not recognizing film in the film chamber, or film across the back, therefore not telling the advance motor to advance film... 2. The film advance motor itself needs replaced. 3. The rear door latch switch needs replaced. Since everything else seems to do OK, I doubt the main computer board is bad.
This happened to me once. I found that there is a switch on the back of the camera. It was accidentally moved to the locked position. Once I put the switch back to the standby position, it worked fine.
Found an easy solution to my problem. Was dumping pressure out the bottom when I pushed the trigger. Turned out the line my hose reeler that my hose was running off of was kinked. Only partial pressure was going from the house hose to the pressure washer. I attached my house directly into the house, bypassing the hose reeler, and it worked fine. Apparently, you need a certain amount of pressure going into the washer for it to work.
A simple fix might be to borrow a page from movie cameramen. Tape it shut with some black hockey tape.
I was considering doing this eventhough my ME Super works fine.
If you think that looks too getto, then it sounds like a service repair shop is the other answer.