Canon AE1-P Film Advance Loose

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by lapzod, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. lapzod

    lapzod Member

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    I purchased a Canon AE-1P a couple of months ago, and was happily using it. When I finished my first roll, I forcible wound the film further than I should have.

    When I put the second roll in, the film advance became loose. It still winds, properly, but is just loose until the last bit where it actually winds.

    Is there anyway I can fix this myself, or will I have to take this in to get fixed?
     
  2. Andrew K

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    this is a pretty easy 5 minute fix - all you need is a small phillips head screwdriver and something like a pair of small needle nose pliers..

    First remove the black vinyl/plastic cover that is stuck onto the flat plastic cover that is behind the shutter button.

    Under the cover you will see 2 small chrome cross head screws - remove them.

    Now lift the plastic cover off.

    You will now see the screw that holds the wind lever on - the large screw with 4 holes in it. Insert the tip of the pliers and tighten the screw - from memory counter you tighten it clockwise.

    Put the plastic cover back on, screw it on and put the sticky trim back - you've now fixed your camera..

    If this doesn't fix it send me a PM - you'll need to do some serious repairs then..
     
  3. lapzod

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    Thank you for that! I'll give it a crack tonight!
    I was hoping it was something simple, and this gives me a place to start.