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Method and apparatus for preventing unauthorized recycling of single-use camera and permitting authorized reuse of the camera

Image Number 4 for United States Patent #5418585.

When an exposure counter in a single-use camera indicates that the maximum number of exposures on a roll of film in the camera have been exposed, a function of the camera such as an electronic flash capability is disabled to prevent unauthorized recycling of the camera. A reset code must be inputted to the camera to initialize the exposure counter and to enable the electronic flash capability, to permit authorized reuse of the camera with another roll of film.

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