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11-01-2010, 12:36 PM   #1
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K1000 shutter button not working?!

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My trusty K1000 seems to be on strike. I was changing a roll of film this morning and, as I was winding the new roll in, the shutter stopped working. I got the initial crank ad release to roll the film onto the spool, but as I tried for a second before closing the door, I found that the shutter button had not come back up after I'd last pushed it. I can make the button come out again by holding the camera upside down and gently shaking, but pressing it has no effect. It feels almost as if a spring that the button depresses has magically disappeared. What's going on? I'm broke and can't afford to buy another camera at the moment. How do I fix this?


11-01-2010, 01:56 PM   #2
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A K1000 body shouldn't cost any more than $20-30. Hit craigslist or a thrift store.
11-01-2010, 09:41 PM   #3
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Turns out I managed to fix it. I just hit the shutter button really hard and pushed at it a lot, and now it's fine. No idea what happened there...

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