How to Fix a Stuck Hasselblad Film Back

How to Fix a Stuck Hasselblad Film Back

Hasselblad cameras are known for their high quality and durability, but even the best equipment can occasionally experience problems. One common issue that Hasselblad users may encounter is a stuck film back. This means that the shutter won’t fire after the dark slide is removed, even though the film back is properly attached to the camera. This can be a frustrating problem, but it’s often easy to fix.

The most likely cause of a stuck film back is a stuck interlock lever. This lever is located inside the film back, and it’s responsible for preventing the shutter from firing until the dark slide is removed. If the interlock lever is stuck, it can prevent the camera from releasing after the dark slide is removed.

To fix a stuck interlock lever, you’ll need to open the film back and manually release the lever. This can be done using a small tool, such as a paperclip or a small screwdriver. Here are the steps:

  1. Remove the film back from the camera.
  2. Locate the interlock lever. This is a small metal lever that’s located on the side of the film back, near the dark slide.
  3. Gently push the interlock lever back into place. You may need to use a small tool to help you do this.
  4. Once the interlock lever is back in place, reattach the film back to the camera and try to fire the shutter. The shutter should now fire as normal.

If you’re still having trouble fixing the problem, you may need to contact a Hasselblad repair technician. They will be able to diagnose and fix the problem for you.

Here are some additional tips for preventing a stuck film back:

  • Always make sure that the dark slide is fully inserted into the film back before attaching the film back to the camera.
  • Avoid dropping or bumping the camera. This can damage the film back and cause the interlock lever to become stuck.
  • Clean the film back regularly with a soft cloth. This will help to prevent dust and dirt from accumulating in the film back, which can cause problems.

By following these tips, you can help to prevent a stuck film back and keep your Hasselblad camera in good working order.

Video Demonstration

Here is a video demonstration of how to fix a stuck Hasselblad film back:

This video demonstrates how to fix a common issue with Hasselblad film backs: when the dark slide is removed, the shutter won’t fire. The video shows how to address a stuck interlock lever that prevents the camera from releasing after the dark slide is removed.

Additional Resources

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I hope this article has been helpful. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.