How I rescued a Yashica 44 LM from being a bookshelf camera
The shutter isn't working.
I knew this could be an issue because the price I paid for it was half the amount for the same camera from other vendors. This camera came from a state sale, and since it had the original leather case, I thought I might be lucky enough to get it in working condition. Still, I wasn't.
The self-timer was activated, and it probably jammed the shutter mechanism. It seems if the M/X lever is in the M position and you activate the self-timer you'll damage the shutter mechanism. After an initial inspection, I realized that this is precisely what had happened. Somebody tried to make it work only to break it.