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03-16-2009, 10:46 AM   #1
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film advancing problem on MZ-5n

Hi!

Does anybody know a solution to this kind of a problem I'm having with my MZ-5n. Sometimes the film does not advance correctly resulting in a partial double exposures of some frames. Has anyone experienced a similar problem?
How to resolve it?

I'm using AA-battery grip and the low voltage in the batteries, might have something to do with it, but I really doubt it.

03-16-2009, 10:58 AM   #2
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might be the gear on the winding motor is crapping out?
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
might be the gear on the winding motor is crapping out?
Is this easy to repair?
03-17-2009, 05:35 AM   #4
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sorry, let me be more clear.
it sounds like your winding motor is dying. but there is also an issue because the motor drives a plastic gear, there are issues with the plastic gear disintegrating. there were new parts with a metal gear but i'm not sure how easy it is to obtain and/or replace. that is the weakness of the ZX series, never know when the mirror gear or the motor will crap out. might wanna just consider getting another one since they're relatively cheap these days.

edit: try some other batteries or even not using the grip and see how things work out too. good luck!


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03-17-2009, 06:02 AM   #5
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thanks for the info.
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