Rewinding Film Crank Broke on my Canon AE-1.

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by papisa, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. papisa

    papisa Member

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    On my Canon AE-1 the film rewinding crank came out when i went to pull it up to rewind the film. When i shake the camera i hear something rattling around inside, any ideas on what to do?

    Thanks Mike.
     
  2. Bill Mobbs

    Bill Mobbs Member

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    On my AE1, I don't pull up to rewind... There is a film release button on the bottom. Push that button and wind the crank without pulling up. I think pulling up has disconnected the the shaft from the film cartridge. Pull up is to remove the film after the film door is open. I would try to push the crank back down while turning to reingage the shaft without opening the film door.
     
  3. edwardkaraa

    edwardkaraa Member

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    Just rewind the film using the rewinding knob, and take it to the nearest camera repair shop. This is a very easy task, I believe it shouldn't require any parts.