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I loaded a new film into Nicon F75, closed the door and turned it on.
However it seems like I did a poor job inserting the film because it did not clutch and I saw “Err” message on the screen.

I removed the film altogether and inserted another one instead.
The message stayed there, and the camera doesn't even attempt to load the new film now.

How do I fix this?

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Maybe it's just thinking really hard... (sorry) – NickM Sep 8 '11 at 18:41

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That happened to me from time to time with my N80. Each time I simply opened the back and checked that the film canister was inserted straight and the film leader was pulled out the right amount. Second time was always the charm. A few times I had the leader out too far (passed the little red dot) and had to take the film canister out roll the leader in a bit and try again.

I hope that works for you.

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Rolling the leader in just a bit did the trick. Thanks! – Dan Sep 8 '11 at 17:10
Just had this same problem again—glad I posted it on StackExchange a year ago. – Dan Jul 26 '12 at 20:55

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