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    Posted: 11 October 2020 at 08:36
Hi folks,

I am new on this forum.
The camera's LCD said HELP and kept blinking that message. It happen after expired film that I use snapped from the canister failed to rewind. I ended up rewinded it manually in the dark room and remove film from camera.

But when I try to turn on the camera, top LCD shows HELP and 37 exposure sign. I've tried to remove the battery for the whole week, and turn it on again, but it was nothing. The message still there.



Is there a way to reset / remove the HELP message?

Thanks.
 



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Have you tried loading another film in it to see if that resets things ?
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The manual says to do the battery thing - which is not much help I'm afraid.. They say if that doesn't fix it you should return to camera to a service centre (again, not much help).

That the camera still says '37' is puzzling - it suggests the camera thinks it still has a film loaded.. some thoughts...

1. Have you tried removing the battery and then replacing it while the camera back is open?

2. Have you tried to load another film?

3. Have you tried hitting the manual rewind button?

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My 7000i did the same and it was related to the mirror being stuck in upper position. I gently managed to release it to it's normal position and it work for a few more shots then it got stuck again. I end up using it as a paper weight and bought a dinax 5.
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Originally posted by neilt3 neilt3 wrote:

Have you tried loading another film in it to see if that resets things ?


I haven't tried yet. But I will give it a shot and come back here with the result. Thank you

Originally posted by Bob J Bob J wrote:

The manual says to do the battery thing - which is not much help I'm afraid.. They say if that doesn't fix it you should return to camera to a service centre (again, not much help).

That the camera still says '37' is puzzling - it suggests the camera thinks it still has a film loaded.. some thoughts...

1. Have you tried removing the battery and then replacing it while the camera back is open?

2. Have you tried to load another film?

3. Have you tried hitting the manual rewind button?



37 counter happened when it reached last 36 exp, but for some reason the film snapped from the canister, so the camera thinks it is 37th exposure.

I've tried removing the battery, but with the back door closed. But I will try your 3 suggestions to see how it works. Thank you

Originally posted by rastapartaman rastapartaman wrote:

My 7000i did the same and it was related to the mirror being stuck in upper position. I gently managed to release it to it's normal position and it work for a few more shots then it got stuck again. I end up using it as a paper weight and bought a dinax 5.


Sometimes repairing film camera costs the same as the camera itself. Buying new one is the quick fix
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Hi,

Just want to give a quick update. I think that my problem has been solved. Here is steps that I've tried:

1. Turn off the camera and take the battery out
2. Open the back door while it turned off
3. Place film to the loading mark
4. Insert the battery back to camera
5. Turn on while the back door still opened
6. Close the back door, and voila, the film loaded and the HELP message is gone.

Thank for the help everyone
 



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Hopefully it was just a temporary blip caused be your film snapping .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 October 2020 at 18:51
Originally posted by rpratama rpratama wrote:

Hi,

Just want to give a quick update. I think that my problem has been solved. Here is steps that I've tried:

1. Turn off the camera and take the battery out
2. Open the back door while it turned off
3. Place film to the loading mark
4. Insert the battery back to camera
5. Turn on while the back door still opened
6. Close the back door, and voila, the film loaded and the HELP message is gone.

Thank for the help everyone


Bravo! - and thanks for posting the solution - that will be really useful to the next 600si owner who comes across the same issue...
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