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Pentax 67 Shutter Freeze

I have a pentax 67 model. Recently after not using the camera since last summer I put in a roll. After pressing the shutter the mirror didn't return and the camera is "froze up". I put in a fresh battery, that didn't help.

What is the fix for this situation?

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maybe some of these will help in reviving yer 6x7

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Sounds like the original battery didn't have enough power. The solution is to replace the battery with a fresh one and then reset the camera. See page 4 of the manual, available here:
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I wasn't aware of the reset button. I pressed it, heard a click, but the mirror didn't return. I think I will send the camera in for repair and cleaning.

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QuoteOriginally posted by PhilRich Quote
I wasn't aware of the reset button. I pressed it, heard a click, but the mirror didn't return. I think I will send the camera in for repair and cleaning.
You need to shoot a blank exposure also by pressing the shutter release.
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QuoteOriginally posted by johnha Quote
You need to shoot a blank exposure also by pressing the shutter release.
I tried that, the shutter release will not budge.
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