Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
10-09-2015, 07:04 PM   #1
New Member




Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 2
film keeps winding without me taking pictures.

Hey guys! I need some help with my camera.
I just bought a used Pentax zx-50, I have no prior knowledge of this camera and I have several issues that I don't know how to handle.
Every time I change a setting the film winds like if I have taken a picture. For example I was switching between the modes "portrait" "landscape" etc., and it keeps winding the film.
and when I try to take the picture nothing happens there is no shutter indicating a picture has been taken and when the shutter does go off the mirror stays up and doesn't allow me to see through the viewfinder. please help!

10-09-2015, 07:19 PM   #2
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 43,118
Is the film inserted properly?

Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com's high server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover those costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

10-09-2015, 07:39 PM   #3
Pentaxian
Not a Number's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Venice, CA
Posts: 4,258
Sounds like symptoms of the cracked pinion gear.
10-15-2015, 04:29 PM   #4
New Member




Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 2
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by carlos__sanchez Quote
Hey guys! I need some help with my camera.
I just bought a used Pentax zx-50, I have no prior knowledge of this camera and I have several issues that I don't know how to handle.
Every time I change a setting the film winds like if I have taken a picture. For example I was switching between the modes "portrait" "landscape" etc., and it keeps winding the film.
and when I try to take the picture nothing happens there is no shutter indicating a picture has been taken and when the shutter does go off the mirror stays up and doesn't allow me to see through the viewfinder. please help!
yes the film was installed properly.

10-15-2015, 06:46 PM   #5
Pentaxian
Not a Number's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Venice, CA
Posts: 4,258
Probably related to this very common problem with the zx/mz series of cameras

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/8-pentax-film-slr-discussion/39450-mz5n-m...ce-manual.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/8-pentax-film-slr-discussion/54794-lookin...n-mz-50-a.html

My ZX-50 mirror locked up and the motor keeps running. The flash has the popup problem too. Not worth repairing.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, film, help, pentax help, photography, picture, shutter, troubleshooting, winding film
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ME Super not winding on film Allymckenzie Pentax Film SLR Discussion 1 08-02-2015 11:01 AM
Taking pictures indoors and/or at night without flash Julio Kirk Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 7 08-22-2013 04:53 PM
Problem with my winding the film on my Pentax ME dawsonscholz Pentax Film SLR Discussion 4 05-20-2010 02:35 PM
P30t keeps winding on... RichyX Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10 01-07-2010 10:51 AM
Film cover on my ME-Super keeps popping open Wasatch Rebel Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10 06-22-2009 06:25 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:45 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top