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Rick, Camera and Video Technician
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I own an Olympus om2 spot/programme.... my problem is the fact

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I own an Olympus om2 spot/programme.... my problem is the fact the the film advance lever has jammed, therefore the camera is not advancing the film. the camera is in pretty good condition. I don't want to forcibly push the lever. from other forums there seems to be a belief that if you take the bottom late of you may be able to loosen the cogs or even remove some sort of foreign body that has got stuck some how in there. is this a viable option. I have removed the bottom plate but everything looks so complicated you would need a degree bin mechanical engineering.... any suggestions... I really like this camera and would not like to loose it.
,but if some reasonably straight foreward fix could be suggested I would really be grateful....
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Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Rick replied 3 years ago.
Hi. My name is*****’m a camera repair technician with over 20 years in the business and I'll be glad to help you with your question today.

Sorry it took so long to respond to your question. I've repaired hundreds of these and if it is overcocked, you need to re-time the gears under the bottom cover. Be careful, one of them is spring loaded. If I remember correctly, they have a notch and tab alignment.

One other possibility is the batteries died. On some of the Olympus cameras, you need to turn the shutter speed ring to the reset position or bulb to get the camera to release and reset to operating condition.