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12-27-2009, 02:05 PM   #1
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mz-7 shutter won't fire

i just got a mz-7 and the shutter won't fire...it makes a humming sound like its trying to advance the film but no luck...if focuses fine and everything seems to be working except the shutter.

the lens is a 28-135 and has the apature ring set to "a"
i've tried in every mode and noticed a user in the past had this problem but never posted what the cause of it was.

12-27-2009, 08:03 PM   #2
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Cracked mirror motor gear, most likely. If you poke around you'll see there are many threads about this; it's a common failing of the ZX- and MZ- camera series. The repair is nontrivial, to put it gently.
12-28-2009, 05:12 AM   #3
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luckily the guy that i bought it from had an identical camera, so i gave him a call and he let me swap the bodies...the new one works great...time to go have some fun
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