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My Nikon fe slr camera's film winder wont wind on its stuck making it impossible to take any photographs is this fixable or do I need a new camera??

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  • kakima Jul 03, 2010

    What happens when you pull back partway on the film advance lever and press the shutter release button? Does the film advance lever pull back at all?

    If you have film in the camera, you may have to sacrifice the roll. Open up the back and see if there are any obvious obstructions. Does the rewind knob pull up after you release the catch?

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Having received no response in over a month, I assume this is no longer a problem.

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On the bottom of the Nikon FE, there is a silver button to push in, and this releases a lock for the film.
Then on the left side, on the top, there is a white arrow and a silver lever tucked in. Wind your film, this it's all the way back in the canister. Then the black lever by the speed film (ASO) numbers, pull that back toward you. This will release the black 3/4" knob upward, and by gently pulling this upward, your door will release and the film canister will be allowed to come out. Just besure to wind your film back in the cansiter, before you open the door, or your photos will be over exposed. Best to do this in a darker area or shaddowed area, just for protection.
Good Luck. I've had mine since the mid 1970's and love it for double exposures and the special filters I have for it. The Hot Shoe for the flash attachment, just burned out on me a couple of days ago.
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