When I have film in my camera and I open de film door and close it again it will eject a picture, the same thing happens when I open and close the camera.
But there is no response from the camera when I press the red button.
saidJane | 22-01-2012
Please check if the film counter on the back of the camera indicates a number or if it is blank.
Most likely it will be blank.
The camera works in a cycle and the first cycle it has to go through is ejecting the darkslide and moving the film counter to 10. If the film counter stays in the blank position the camera thinks the first cycle has not been completed and will try it again once you break and the engage the electrical circuit again. You break the circuit when you open the film door or when you close the camera.
In most cases the film counter doesn't move to 10 because the mirror is stuck, try and tab the bottom of the camera when you insert the film pack. If this doesn't work there might be an issue with the film counter it self.