film loading malfunction


Old 11-30-05, 06:31 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Angry film loading malfunction

I was recently taking photos of the stars and when I had 4 exposures left the camera rewound the film without warning. Now when I put in a new roll it automatically rewinds the film and leaves the film icon blinking. Very frustrating! Any ideas?
Sponsored Links
Old 12-04-05, 02:42 AM
GregH's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 9,733

My understanding of how the rewind works is that the drive motor senses when the film stops at the end of the roll.
I can only guess that either the sensor that detects the end of the roll is defective or something is jamming the mechanism.
There are also cameras that advance the film to the end of the roll when you close the film door and pull the film into the canister each time you take a picture.

Perhaps you could let us know the make and model of the camera and exactly what happens when you load the film.
Could it have been cold enough when you took it outside that the camera was damaged?
We are in frigid weather right now where we are, how about you?

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes