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02-02-2012, 12:05 PM   #1
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Help! Chinon CE-4: mirror stuck :-(

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My old Chinon CE-4 ain't working! Mirror is stuck in up position, film advance lever is also stuck, red light for timer is on. Please advice! (It was working yesterday.)

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02-04-2012, 09:48 AM   #2
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Sticky mirror bumper?


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If it's still a problem, what happens when you turn the camera off.

Is there still a film in it or were you just trying it out?

Try removing the batteries also.

It's not set on bulb with the shutter button stuck down is it?
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Sticky mirror bumper?
Yes. it is very sticky.... :-(

QuoteOriginally posted by mtansley Quote
If it's still a problem, what happens when you turn the camera off. Is there still a film in it or were you just trying it out? Try removing the batteries also. It's not set on bulb with the shutter button stuck down is it?
I was trying to load film when it happened. It seems I have to send it to repair/ find another that is working. Too bad really, I've had this camera for 22 years, it's like an old friend. I meant to give it to my son so he could learn some manual film shooting.

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I'd better check my CE-4 then, I've had mine since the early 1980's new, when I checked a few months ago it seemed OK but you never know.
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Yes. it is very sticky.... :-(
It may well just be out of sync. With many cameras, if the mirror is slow to fall, the shutter mechanism will jam or become inoperable until reset. How this is done on the Chinon, I would not know.


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It may well just be out of sync. With many cameras, if the mirror is slow to fall, the shutter mechanism will jam or become inoperable until reset. How this is done on the Chinon, I would not know.


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Thanks! I'll investigate this further when I get home from my 3 weeks in Shanghai. My travelling companions are K-5/18-250 and MX/40.
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Hi all,

I am having the same problem with my CE-4! Does anyone know how to fix it?

Thanks

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