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05-28-2010, 08:19 AM   #1
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Film Advance issues- ME Super

I have an ME Super and it has worked fine through 3 rolls of film. My wife picked it up at a yard sale for $10.00 with all manuals,cleaning equip, case,
strap, & 200mm zoom. Halfway through my fourth roll the film advance lever
stopped halfway through the advance. It WILL NOT move! What is the problem, and how can I fix it? I want to sell the whole set up on E-bay and
I know I'd get more if the body functioned. Any help would be much ap-
peciated.Thanks.
Nathan

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Will the shutter fire? Is the film stuck (you can check by trying to rewind it)? If the latter is the case, you'll want to remove the film in a pitch-dark room and manually rewind it, and then check if the camera works

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05-28-2010, 02:23 PM   #3
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I've had something similar happen before. Is the shutter basically half cocked, and will not fire as is? All I've done is "forced it" so to say. Push the lever a little further than normal, and it may work.
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Even without film it is still stuck.

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I am REAL good at forcing things. However, I know when NOT to force something. This
seems like one of those times. If I can fix it without spending any $$, great. If not I may
take my chances & "force it". My wife only paid $10.00 at a yard sale for it & all the foo
foo so I won't be out anything as I can sell the 200mm lens for over a $100. I was want-
ing to sell the whole kit & kaboodle on e-bay for top $$ since I've been laid off.
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