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06-08-2016, 09:56 PM   #1
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Pentax Espio 838 Shutter Won't Fire/Won't Shoot

Hi everyone.

Want to ask something. Lately I inherited a 35mm Pentax Espio 838 from my uncle. Really excited to try them soon. Today i just test it, and attach an used CR123A battery from my other camera to it. And then i found the shutter won't fire or shoot even when the back cover closed. But it seems a display to count the film seems working, it display film count, and displaying an indicator when this button pressed: flash mode indicator, red eye, and self-timer. The date display also showing a date (it's outdated though). And also the zooming work well, it moving when I pulled the lever. The thing is, I tested it without a film roll.

The question:
1. Does the shutter only firing when the film roll attach?
2. If it isn't, does the low battery affect the shutter not firing (though the zoom working)?

Please i need guidance. Thanks in advance

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07-20-2019, 08:05 AM   #2
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Hello, did you manage to slove the problem?

I inserted a roll inside and iím pretty sure i load it correctly since the LCD monitor states ď1Ē but i canít seem to release the shutter button.

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