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09-04-2019, 09:10 AM   #1
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Just wanted to say Hi and thank you for the boarding pass. And make a first post . . .


I have an early black Spotmatic SP, which I bought for parts, then decided it was too good to break so gave it the kiss of life. This now functions perfectly, including the metering. But I am having meter function/battery problems with my otherwise functioning Spotmatic F. New MRB625 battery fitted but the needle remains unresponsive. After having read the posts on here, and had a spin through the repair manual, I am tempted to just remove the meter switch and use my Minolta IVF handheld light meter. A bit annoying as I only bought the F for its fully open lens metering. It is either that or put it on the bay and describe it honestly. Will post some snaps and a piece on what I did to the Spotmatic SP soon.

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Welcome to the forums, Roy. Great to have you with us, and good luck with your Spotties. I'm sure folks here will appreciate any info on your repair work
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Hi Roy, welcome from Australia.

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Welcome to the forum Roy!

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Welcome and dont despair of the F. It may be simple to fix....some sage will doubtless chip in.
09-05-2019, 03:59 AM   #7
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Welcome to the forums, Roy. Great to have you with us, and good luck with your Spotties. I'm sure folks here will appreciate any info on your repair work
Thank you for the Welcome
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