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Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by ewyourselfie, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. ewyourselfie

    ewyourselfie TPF Noob!

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    Hello,
    I have a Canon Sure Shot 76 zoom and it breaks my heart to say that i dropped it the other day. that's when my camera stopped working; everytime i pressed the shutter button, it wouldn't take a picture. it felt as thought the button was jammed, or couldnt go all the way down.

    So i took out the film to see what was wrong. I learned that my camera still IS functioning but only when there is no film and i dont know why?

    It turns on, the lens extend, and when i press the shutter button (while there is no film) then it works completely fine. Im even able to shoot flash and it still works. But the minute i put film in and close my camera, it feels stuck again? i dont know what is causing the problem. The film fits into my camera just fine, there are no broken pieces inside my camera. Any help is appreciated!

    hazel


     
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    timor Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Something is broken. Replace your Canon Shureshot with some other Canon Shureshot. They go for about $10 apiece.
     
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    webestang64 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Broken internally. Agree with timor, time to replace it.
     
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    I'm just guessing here, but this might have something to do with the film advance mechanism. As film is advanced, the sprocket holes turn a small sprocket in the bottom of the camera. This is supposed to prevent a double exposure by assuring that there is a fresh frame behind the shutter. If that little sprocket got bent or pushed in too far, that might prevent the shutter from operating. This is definitely not a bobby-pin repair job, so take your camera to an experienced repair facility.
     
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    Getcha new one
     

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