Fox Harvard 7:04pm, 28 June 2010
Just bought one off ebay; cleaned the rollers, checked the circuit boards, etc. It powers up, display works, but none of the buttons seem to work--shutter won't click, flash wont fire, and I can't adjust the brightness, etc.

Anyone have any thoughts or a manual perhaps?...

Thanks
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Archetypo 8 years ago
I have something similar.

The flim back should be more or less the same as any other, but the higher end models incorporated contact sensors to make sure you have film loaded before it allows you to take pictures. So, that might be why nothing works (as yet).

Did you load a pack of film in yours?
Fox Harvard 8 years ago
Yes--brand new Fuji FP-100C
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Archetypo 8 years ago
Hmm, what is it showing on your camera's display? As soon as it powers up, the display should light up and ask for you to load film.

Nothing works until you put a pack of film in. What that does basically depresses a contact switch which allows further operation of the camera.

Is there a little contact switch somewhere in the film bay?
Fox Harvard 8 years ago
Film is loaded, rollers cleaned, screen functioning. You can see the exposure gradient and all four squares with the silhouette of the person in each one but they're blinking rapidly. The words "peel" and "color" are at the top, as they should be and it says "ready at the bottom of the screen.

I've peeled off a few exposures to see if that would work, but still nothing.

Regardless of what button or series of buttons you push, nothing happens.
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Archetypo 8 years ago
I'm not sure what could be wrong but all four squares blinking isn't right. There should be a button to cycle select one, two or four squares corresponding to the number of frames per shot on the film.

Once you select the squares, they hold steady while the unselected squares are dimmed out. Perhaps it's awaiting input, or the circuit is damaged.

On my camera (a similar ISDA ID cam), it guides you through every step of the way. On power on, the display comes on and (when it detects no film loaded) it says "Load Film", then "Pull Tab", then "Select Frame", etc. It won't allow you to proceed until each step is performed.
Rustyforareason 8 years ago
Sorry to piggy back on this topic, but it seems to have gotten some answers!
My LX-400 was working fine until the LCD screen started to display the message "CLEAN ROLLERS." I have done so, but do not know how to reset the camera so I can use it again.
Any help? Thanks!
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Archetypo 8 years ago
Hey there, switching it off and on didn't work? Maybe try a hard reset and unplug it? I'm assuming you still have film in it, and it would lose count but that should get it to reset.
Rustyforareason 8 years ago
Do you know where the hard reset is? I'm not sure what I'm looking for, specifically. I took one for the team and removed the film a while back, but I didn't see anything that looked like a reset.
Rustyforareason 8 years ago
Switching if off and on did not work, btw.
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Archetypo 8 years ago
Mmmm. Somehow I think your camera is ok, just that it expects something and will keep sulking until you do that one certain step. My camera was once stuck on "PULL TAB" even though I already did. Turns out that the little switch by the rollers didn't get triggered when I pulled the last shot and so it got confused.

Anyways. is yours still displaying "CLEAN ROLLERS"? I've never seen that message on mine. I don't see how it would know if your rollers are dirty so I'm guessing it just does a count of pulls or film pack changes.

What I meant by "hard reset" was to pull the mains plug, give it a minute or more and then plug it back in. I presume it is mains powered? Mine is purely mains powered, so if it glitches I just reset it that way.

Is there a battery compartment on yours? Maybe yours has a battery back-up of some sort and that's how it keeps track of things. If it does, you might need to take out the batteries and then put them back in. I'm just wildly guessing.

Have a good look and see if you can cut power for a few minutes to reset it. Also check the film compartment to see if the little sensors/switches/contacts are clean.
Rustyforareason 8 years ago
It's been displaying 'CLEAN ROLLERS' for a year now. I've tried your hard reset method a few times to no avail. Mine is also purely mains powered, I believe. I opened it up yesterday and didn't see a battery compartment, but I admit to not unscrewing every circuit board.

My film compartment has very small brass colored buttons that I can depress with my finger, I am trying different combinations of holding them right now. I'll let you know if I get anywhere.
horlockprism 7 years ago
I just got a Laminex LX-400 myself and am having some similar issues. When I turn it on it just blinks "SECURITY" with the word "ON" pointing towards the FACE/EXPOSURE button and "OFF" pointing towards the AIM LIGHT button, although when I press either of those two buttons it only cycles through the 10 numbers in the middle of the screen. Anybody ever have the same problem?
horlockprism 7 years ago
I just figured out the "SECURITY" issue with my Laminex LX-400. Before turning it on I just held down the SHUTTER button then pressed the power button and the main screen popped up. I loaded film and everything works great now! It must have been some kind of security code pattern or something. If anyone finds a User Manual for this camera, please let me know!
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