I got this one at a thrift store for 2 dollars, so no surprise if it's just wonky, but I'd like to see this thing work.
This camera actually seemed to work when I first got it and tried using it without any film loaded (took a while for the batteries to be recognized) and it appeared to be able to take pictures, rewind, focus and activate the UI in the viewfinder.
I was still having battery troubles the next day (corroded parts from the previous owner leaving batteries in) so I tried a few tricks I found online and was eventually able to get the camera to run more readily by placing some tin foil over the corroded part.
A few days after that, now having a roll of film to try the camera out with, I slip the roll in and turn on the camera and it starts rewinding the film into the can instantly (the rewind switch says "OFF" when it's switched on). I was eventually able to get the film back out, so I put it back in the camera and this time made sure the switch was set to the opposite direction and closed the back. It loaded fine, but wouldn't stop trying to advance until I closed the lens (one thing I forgot to note - you're supposed to push the shutter release to advance while the lens is open, but it started by itself).
What's the problem here, and can it be fixed? If it helps specify a problem, the manual says that the shutter release shouldn't be able to be used when the lens is closed, but I can still push it down all the way when I try that.