Rollei 35 film advance issues

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by tobias, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. tobias

    tobias Member

    May 17, 2008
    Hi All,
    the last two rolls I have put through my Rollei 35 (1st model), have been removed prematurely as the wind lever has stopped advancing/cocking after about 5 frames. what happens is that it just goes loose, as though the gears did not engage, and it were just attached to a spring.

    Have you any ideas as to what might be the issue, and how to fix it? The camera was heavily used when I bought it, but I am proud to have one of the few 1966 models.

    I also have persistent problems with the flash sync, which i assume is just an inherent problem with the contacts to the baseplate, though i am not sure where the grounding contact is.