Konica A4 won't wind film

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. I have a Konica A4 I bought in 1989. I recently tried to use it and
    found that the film no longer advances. You can hear gears spining
    inside, but the take up spool only moves a little bit if there is
    no film on it, and not at all if there is.

    Besides forget about it, anyone have any ideas? I could not
    find any way to get inside it, so even a disassembly diagram
    would help.

    Thanks in advance,

    Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Apr 22, 2008
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    Ken Hart Guest

    Nearly dead battery? dirty battery contacts? (Does it use a battery?)
    Ken Hart, Apr 22, 2008
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  3. I had one of these (great optics!) and mine would suddenly run the
    entire film to the end of the roll. There were apparent circuit board
    problems that were quite common on these and especially regarding the
    winding. Perhaps your winding issue is related in some way? Greg
    Weber could likely give you an answer over the phone.


    Craig Schroeder
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    Craig Schroeder, Apr 22, 2008
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    Yoshi Guest

    A 19 year old point and shoot is finally dying. Damn man, what do you
    expect? Cough up a little cash and get a new camera, already.
    Yoshi, Apr 23, 2008
  5. Not the point. IMHO it's not worth paying anyone to repair, but it's
    a cute little camera good for carrying in your pocket. Almost all
    of the 35mm point and shoot cameras are bigger, much bigger, so it
    has something they don't have. It also focuses close enough and
    well enough to photograph an A4 (similar to 8.5 x 11 inch)
    sheet of paper and still read it.

    As for a "new" camera, there is nothing on the market, and the cost
    of shipping, customs fees and taxes for a replacement make buying
    one from the U.S. or E.U. not worth it.

    Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Apr 23, 2008
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    Andrew Price Guest

    Is the Olympus mu-II no longer produced?
    Andrew Price, Apr 23, 2008
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    Yoshi Guest

    No, it no longer manufactured, but they are commonly avaiable to anyone who
    has the desire to look.
    Yoshi, Apr 23, 2008
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