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02-13-2012, 02:35 PM   #1
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Pentax Program Plus - Shutter won't work

It was working fine for the longest time. Until yesterday when I was working on a project for class. I took a picture. Hit the advance lever and went to take another picture and it wouldn't work. I looked it over, tried advancing the lever again, nothing. Eventually just pushed some buttons, changed settings and what have you... still nothing. I brought it into class today, and my professor hit the button and it worked fine. He sent me out and about with it to get some pics so I could develop them. I took about 8 pictures, it did the same thing. I brought it back in, he pushed some buttons. Nothing. It randomly worked again though. So I went back outside. Took one pic, and it stopped working. I pushed some buttons, nothing. Then it worked again once. Then stopped working. Now we just can't get it to work at all. I've read through the manual and all. Nada. No idea what to do.

02-13-2012, 02:39 PM   #2
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The battery could be (almost) dead and likely needs to be replaced.
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Does it work fine in 1/125s mode?

If so, then it's your battery. Put in a new one

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Is that one of those cameras where the advance lever locks the shutter when it's all the way in? If not, then hopefully it's the batteries. Hope it's not flaky electronics.

02-15-2012, 07:56 PM   #5
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Hopefully it is the battery but my Ricoh XR2s has a similar issue and it was first brought about by using a real heavy zoom and the body tripod screw. Many cameras of this era had intermittent issues due to flexing of the internal structure when heavy lenses were used

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