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ME dillemma After one day's use of my new ME, I went to take a new picture and I couldn't depress the shutter button all the way, like the film hadn't been wound. When I went to wind the film, the wind button had no tension to it at all- it isn't winding. Changed the batteries (even though I didn't figure it would do any good). Has anyone else had this problem?

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  • Kate Skochko Nov 15, 2006

    Also, I just tried the delayed picture-taking lever, and now the light on the left side of the viewfinder is permanently on even though everything is black. It's like the camera stopped mid-picture. Please tell me that I didn't unknowingly kill my camera!

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Also, I just tried the delayed picture-taking lever, ??????? you mean self timer. if you have used self timer then unless the cycle is completed the camera will stuck in the middle, with the mirror locked up. Try releasing the self timer by moving the lever manually. if nothing major defect is theirin the self timer it will release by doing this.

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