*delurk*\n\nHi all,\n\nGot a question for someone who knows more about the older mechanical SLR's\nthan I (I just started with a digital, so...)\n\nWe have an old Nikon FM film SLR which has been hanging around for many years.\nIt no longer operates correctly. It seems the film advance lever is stuck,\ni.e. the counter window is at "S", and I cannot move the lever past that\nfirst 30-degree position (no cranking happens). Consequently when I hit the\nshutter release button, the mirror flips up out of the way and stays up,\nand the shutter never opens. If I push on the little lever beside the mirror\nI can get it to flip back down manually.\n\nIt's my understanding that when the advance lever correctly moves past the\n"stuck" mark it will wind the film as well as trip whatever needs to be\ntripped so that the mirror will pop up and back down again and the shutter\nwill open.\n\nAnyway, I just wanted to get a feeler for how bad of a repair this is -\nwhether I'm being dumb and simply need to flip something, or if it's a\nsimple repair at a camera shop, or whether the camera is toast.\n\nAny advice would be appreciated.\n\nThanks!