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i need some help with my camera

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by FratGuyJoe, Aug 29, 2003.

  1. FratGuyJoe

    FratGuyJoe Junior Member

    Joined: May 17, 2003 Messages: 222 Likes Received: 0
    here's the problem: the shutter release button on my camera is stuck and i don't have money to take it to a camera repair shop. i'm hoping this is a problem i can fix myself. here's a pic of the camera if it helps. the button is on the upper left of the camera (the middle one).
    http://www.bwphoto.co.uk/visual/cameragifs/canon_gifs/canon_tx.gif'>
    any suggestions???? i'm all out of ideas
     
  2. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    spray a little wd-40 on it, i had the same camera with a stuck button, and it worked
     
  3. MrChupacabra

    MrChupacabra 12oz Loyalist

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    maybe try wd40...that stuff can unstick basically anything, but if i were you i'd just take it to a local camera shop and not risk fucking it up even more.
     
  4. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    WHOA! don't shoot wd-40 into your camera casing! Spray a LITTLE on a q-tip...

    Has it been acting up? Sticking a little too long lately? If not it's probably jammed and wd-40 might not help... Does it have a screw in place for a remote cable? Try putting a regular screw in it and wiggling that...
     
  5. FratGuyJoe

    FratGuyJoe Junior Member

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    this is the first time this camera has ever given me a problem. i don't think i'm going to try the wd40 cause i'm afraid it might mess it up even more. i'm going to try the screw idea though.
     
  6. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    does your film advance arm still move freely?
     
  7. FratGuyJoe

    FratGuyJoe Junior Member

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    no and when i turn the cam upside down the button moves up, but it's still jammed
     
  8. FratGuyJoe

    FratGuyJoe Junior Member

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  9. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    well, I hope that means you misunderstood what I said or it's fixed...
     
  10. FratGuyJoe

    FratGuyJoe Junior Member

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    i didn't misunderstand, the arm doesn't move (maybe i should have made it clearer). i'm just going to go from shop to shop until someone gives me a resonable price, i may even email canon to see what they have to say. it can never hurt to ask right?

    *thanks for the help though
     
  11. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    well.. most likely what you have is the result of trying to advance the film before the shutter action was complete... GENTLE pressure on the arm and the screw is probably your only way out without visiting a pro but... you might also do a google search for "AE-1 (or your model) shutter button suck'... you might find others with the same camera and same problem, and maybe save a buck.
     
  12. 23578

    23578 Elite Member

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    hah, i suspect that search will come back with some helpful advice;), nudge;)

    could it be possible that the shutter is stuck open too? not sure what that means though, just giving you more ammo.
     
  13. MrChupacabra

    MrChupacabra 12oz Loyalist

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    he probably would have noticed if his shutter was stuck open.
     
  14. FratGuyJoe

    FratGuyJoe Junior Member

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    i've been trying to loosen the button with the technique smart last mentioned, but nothing. this might be a bigger problem than i thought...or maybe not. the last thing i want for anybody to do is open up my camera. i'm not a very trusting person and human error is always on my mind. next thing you know my camera will probably leak light.
     
  15. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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