Film Nikon F80


Hi, my top latch on the film door aka backdoor I guess is broken. I've disabled a custom menu regarding film advance when the door is closed. My question now is " How will I get to the first exposure with the broken door?" Do I have to fire off a shot to advance the film or.................... It's still set to auto rewind when the roll is finished and there are 2 red buttons on the camera to rewind the film. But I don't see anything regarding advancing to the 1st exposure. What do I do? Is the camera junk now. I know it's a common problem with the plastic latches from 21 years ago.


ps. I can keep the door closed with Blue painter's tape it won't leave a mark after 14 days either. read it somewhere