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Introduction

This guide will teach a user how to replace a broken film rewind crank on the Canon AE-1 SLR. The film rewind crank allows the photographer to reel film back into its container once all exposures have been shot so that the film can be developed.

  1. Open the film compartment and place the screwdriver in the the slot to keep the shaft from moving.
    • Open the film compartment and place the screwdriver in the the slot to keep the shaft from moving.

  2. Remove the crank by rotating it counter-clockwise.
    • Remove the crank by rotating it counter-clockwise.

  3. Remove two phillips screws With the screws removed, the silver plate can now be removed as well.
    • Remove two phillips screws

    • With the screws removed, the silver plate can now be removed as well.

  4. Remove the film rewind crank.
    • Remove the film rewind crank.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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