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03-06-2009, 08:50 PM   #16
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Update -_-

Just found out that the light meter doesn't work anymore. (Maybe cause there was a battery left in there for over 15 years??)

03-06-2009, 10:45 PM   #17
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Obviously a new battery needs to make good contact with the camera. Corrosion of the terminals or the battery cover is the most likely culprit. You can also check the second most likely culprit yourself. Take off the bottom cover (three visible screws) and see if there is still a wire attached to the battery compartment. It may have corroded off.
03-07-2009, 05:56 AM   #18
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If the battery contact on the bottom of the camera is no longer shiny, rub at it with a pencil eraser. The eraser will remove the corrosion/oxidation/whatever and ensure good contact.

Also, for the lens, any sort of glasses cleaner fluid and/or cleaning cloth will be great. They're already made for cleaning coated optics anyway!

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