[LRFlex] R8 Winder problem?

  • From: David Young <dnr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: leicareflex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 07:38:25 -0700

I had a curious experience a couple of days ago. I put my motor-winder R8 on the body and then put some film in the camera. I expected the winder to auto-load the film, as usual, but nothing happened!

I could load the film with the manual wind lever and the camera powered up and worked normally. But the winder would not wind the film! However, the power rewind worked just fine!

I removed the winder several times, inspecting and cleaning the contacts. Each time, when reinstalled, the symptoms were the same.

About the 5th time I tried removing/installing the winder, it started to run as normal and hasn't 'hiccupped' since.

Has anybody here had a similar experience?  Has anybody found the cause/cure?

Many thanks!

David Young,     | égalité, liberté,
Victoria, CANADA | fraternité et Beaujolais.

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