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Pentax p30, had to replace the batteries, have them in correct as manual indicated. Using Energizer 357 batteries. They worked until I had to put new roll of film in the camera, then I could not get the film wind lever to move to advance the film?? Anyone with ideas?? thanks

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  • lostn50s Mar 01, 2009

    Kaylanting, what is the problem with your pentax p30t?


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Hey sorry i dont have an answer but i have the same camera can you help me?

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