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08-02-2009, 09:18 PM   #1
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Question about Pentax Program Plus

Hi everybody, I just bought a program plus at a garage sale a couple days ago for ten bucks and I cannot move the film advance lever past the stand off position. At the moment it has no batteries so maybe (hopefully) new batteries will solve this? or Is the lever supposed to move regardless of the batteries. I've googled this like crazy and haven't been able to find an answer

And if the lever is actually stuck, how would you suggest fixing the problem?


Sorry if this post sounds a little dumb, I practiced photography on a K1000 and this is kinda foreign to me.


thanks, John

08-03-2009, 12:39 AM   #2
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YUP, batteries are needed
You have moved the film advance, but not shot any picture, thus itĺl be stuck until you shoot a picture

I had the same problem initially... the advantage is that you can put 2 LR44s (cheap ones) and theyĺl last for a couple of months.

Before putting new batteries on, remember to clean the contacts with an eraser
08-03-2009, 02:17 AM   #3
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Great I was hoping to hear it just needed batteries.
Thanks Titrisol
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