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09-16-2021, 02:17 AM   #1
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Hi from Sydney, and my broken MZ-60

I recently got a MZ-60 but it doesn’t power on.
The camera was part of a bulk lot of old cameras on eBay, and super cheap.
For fun I would like to get it working again.
Having bought 2 new CR2 batteries, which cost more than the cameras. It doesn’t power on.
Can any offer any tips or clues as to what to look for as a pull this thing apart.
I have read that is needs an FA lens which I have, but attached or not the thing refuses to power on.

Here’s hoping someone can set me onto the right path to resurrect this baby.

Thanks Lee

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Hi Lee, and welcome to Pentax Forums from Tasmania.

Not having experience with an MZ-60, I can’t offer any specific advice, other than the general process of checking the battery contacts, which I presume you’ve done, along with checking the battery voltage (you can get old stock or a dud).

There are people on this Forum who are regular repairers of older film cameras, so good luck with finding someone with knowledge of your camera.
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Thanks for the good wishes Rob

Have my fingers crossed someone might be able to steer me towards my Lazarus moment where I resurrect this dead camera 🤞

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Hi Lee, welcome from Melbourne.
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QuoteOriginally posted by leechandler Quote
Thanks for the good wishes Rob

Have my fingers crossed someone might be able to steer me towards my Lazarus moment where I resurrect this dead camera ��
Maybe if you posted something in the "Troubleshooting and Beginner Help" about your situation, that might get more attention. There is also a "Repairs and Warranty Service" area of the forum, which may also be relevant. Both of those areas of the forum can be accessed from the Pentax Forums "Home" page (https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums),

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Welcome to the forum, sorry I'm not familiar with this camera at all.

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