death by non-use

my Smena Symbol wonked out on me today. the advance mechanism got stuck. i unscrewed its top off, but couldn’t find anything to tweak to loosen it. i could have it checked on by my russian-camera-fan friend, but i’m hesitating since he already repaired my Lubitel twice, no charge.

now i’m learning to appreciate simpler cameras: the simpler, the lesser chance something could go wrong.