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    AE-1 and AE-1 Program film release button stuck

    Well, the AE-1 is now fixed. Cleaned the contacts on the magnet, works like a charm now. The Program now lights up after I put the AE-1's battery into it, cleaned the contacts and it's still not working right. I'm going to get a couple of brand new batteries and see if that helps. The...
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    AE-1 and AE-1 Program film release button stuck

    Did a bit more research and it looks like it's the electromagnet in the camera. I took the bottom plate off the Program and there is a silver lever that would not release. I manually released it and the film advance arm now works fine. The black button under the camera did pop back up. I can...
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    AE-1 and AE-1 Program film release button stuck

    I have 2 Canon AE-1's, a regular AE-1 and an AE-1 Program. Both camera's have the black film release button on the bottom of the camera depressed in the down position and I can move the manual advance lever or fire the camera. I verified both camera's have good batteries. The AE-1 (my Dad's...
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