Originally Posted by bhop73
How did it even work?!
long story, let me try to cut it short.
i bought a well used rollei 35, which needed a bit of care taking. i didn't know the camera well, so, when removing the top cover, i didn't turn it upside down. result: the connecting rod and the washer from the release button assembly fell down, into the camera body. the rod i found easily, but i didn't even miss the washer.
2 days later, film freshly developed, i noticed a round white area on a number of frames, near the corner. i looked up the gate, and there it stuck. you can even discover a trace of oil on the scans from that film.
that camera took some weeks until i had it fixed. works well ever since...
guess it was too small to really disturb the film transport.