Hello, everyone. My name is Lawrence. I am quite new to the world of analog (35mm) photography, so please forgive any extremely elementary questions I may ask.
My collection of 35mm cameras is entirely made up of secondhand cast-offs from thrift stores, flea markets, estate sales and the like. Most of them work fine, but at times I encounter some issues. The problem affecting a Canon Snappy S (1985), which I came across in a thrift store recently, is one of the worst. What I will call the 'film door' at the back of the camera - I'm sure that is not the correct term, but I am unsure of what it is called in actuality - will not stay closed under any circumstances, no matter how much I shout at it . It seems to me that this is an issue with the latch which is supposed to hold the 'film door' shut, which is sticking in the open position. Is there some way to de-stick the latch to allow the 'film door' to stay closed?
I should add that I am not altogether sure whether the camera in question actually works; I have been hesitant to try it until I can resolve the problem with the 'film door'.
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