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    If you take a look into the hole. There's a small flat area toward the end of the body. That's what you need to lift.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    I think the circled tab is what you're aiming for:

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    It looks to be at about 10:00 and it's about 1/16" up from the inside top wall of the film chamber.
    I have my FE2 open now and can see it.
    It sticks into the recess into which the fork retracts.

    Maybe this will help you:

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    I picked up a nice FE off thebay with the same problem for about 10 bucks. It takes more that a paper clip to pull that, get a small nail with a head that fits down the hole.grab it with pliers and move it down the hole, you will feel where the latch is.

    Peter Simpson good job on drawing and pic

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    Heh. Thanks.

    My FE2 cost a bit more than that. $42 from KEH's as-is pile. $10 to Jon Goodman for foam & it seems to work fine :-)

    Regarding force, I think fstop is correct. The force you put on that tab is the force with which the latch is pulled up.
    Squeezing the back towards the body as you try to pull up on the {nail, paperclip, crochet hook} may reduce the friction on the catch.

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    Spot on with that Peter. I had to do this with an FE2 not two weeks ago.

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    Holy crap, you guys are awesome. Still working on in, but this info should definitely get me there.
    K.S. Klain

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    Nothing technical to add to best wishes in a speedy success.











    I am glad that this did not happen at the start of shooting a wedding!
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    Epic win. Thanks a f%($&g ton! Peter, excellent info.
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    Cool. Just make sure to snug up the rewind knob/fork and check it from time to time.

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    Will do, thanks again!
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