Could very well be the problem, ive actually fixed it for the time being, i went to rewind the film, but found it was really tight to rewind, in the end i found the winding mechanism, was actually jammed. I found i could not wind it, but forced it a little harder after pulling it apart and discovering that the plastic housing that it screwed down to had cracked and was a little sloppy, it came free and worked! Then after fiddling around with it the light meter started to work again! Weird, but i think i will get another camera, it does work however, and i will try and glue the plastic housing back together, i suspect that its cracked from heavy use of vigorous winding.