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#1 Ethan West

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 01:13 PM

I just got this thing at a garage sale about an hour ago, i put in the batteries, loaded the film, and pushed the button and it won't work. It's not making any noise at all. It might be bad batteries, but i doubt it. Can anyone help me out here?
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#2 George Patoulidis

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 04:02 PM

I just got this thing at a garage sale about an hour ago, i put in the batteries, loaded the film, and pushed the button and it won't work. It's not making any noise at all. It might be bad batteries, but i doubt it. Can anyone help me out here?


Firstly, unload the film. Make sure the battery contacts are clean. Then, keep pushing the button for some minutes. It may wake up!
If not, probably the (plastic!) gears inside the camera are broken => Through it away, it doesn't worth the trouble to open it, etc.
Hope you didn't pay more than 2-3 bucks.
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#3 Ethan West

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 04:52 PM

Firstly, unload the film. Make sure the battery contacts are clean. Then, keep pushing the button for some minutes. It may wake up!
If not, probably the (plastic!) gears inside the camera are broken => Through it away, it doesn't worth the trouble to open it, etc.
Hope you didn't pay more than 2-3 bucks.

Five. <_<
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#4 Clive Tobin

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 06:34 PM

I just got this thing at a garage sale about an hour ago, i put in the batteries, loaded the film, and pushed the button and it won't work. It's not making any noise at all. It might be bad batteries, but i doubt it. Can anyone help me out here?

If it is not making any noise at all then the motor is not running. It could be corroded battery contacts, wires or switch if the batteries were leaking at some point. Did you put in new batteries and the right way round?

As mentioned, this is one of the models that had gears made out of cheese that fall apart with age. The symptom of this is making noise but the film does not advance.
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#5 Jean Beaudoin

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 07:09 PM

Sorry, but really, take the piece and trow it out
the window. If anything it should win a prize for the most
ugly desing ever made not to mention its bad technical capabilities.
For 100$ or less you can get in a store a real Super 8
that will make the job. Forget this Kodak XL33....
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