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08-11-2009, 06:36 AM   #1
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*ist won't rewind film - Help please

I have a recently aquired ist film SLR, which won't rewind the film, it clicks a few times, occasionaly the flash pops up & down on its own, while attempting to rewind! It does sound likes it starts to try and rewind the film but just can't.

I've put four films through, & taken them out in a changing bag, everything else seems to work fine.

It has been sugested it could be the main board, that is no longer available as a spare part, has anyone else got any experience or ideas? It seems a shame to scrap what is for all other purposes a good clean camera.

I'm open to any suggestion, other areas it could be faulty. I wondered if there is a specific rewind motor, or gears that may have jammed, When I rewind the film by hand the first foot of film I pull off the take up spool is fairly stiff, then becomes easier - is there a clutch on this that may be not disengaging.

I have experience of working on earlier mechanical cameras, & I'm not scared of attempting a DIY fix, but don't want to start without any idea.

Any help or suggestion gratefully received


10-08-2009, 02:52 AM   #2
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Did you properly set Customs Function 10 ?? [CF10] - page 139/140 in *ist manual??

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