I've ran into a snag with my beloved Mamiya RZ67 and was hoping someone here on APUG may be able to help me out. I went shooting last weekend with a few friends and my RZ was working perfectly. I was using a cable release screwed into the lens as well as the shutter button to make exposures. Unfortunately in the rush of things I hit the shutter button while the cable release was in the lens and ruined the exposure. Oh well...
Anyways on one exposure, I went to advance the film by pushing the advance lever down and it wouldn't budge. It seemed stuck in place and upon forcing it, something snapped and the lever is now free. But now the shutter will not release and the mirror/secondary shutter will not flip up.
I have tried two lenses and have the same problem with both so I ruled out a bad lens.
Excuse my lack of technical terms but you know how by the shutter release button there are three colored dots (red, orange, and white)? When turned to the orange dot, I hit the shutter release button and hear a singular ping noise. When turned to the white dot, I hear nothing.
Also, the battery is brand new. I replaced it to rule out a dead battery.
Please let me know if there is anything you would like me to clarify.