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04-29-2011, 06:02 PM   #1
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Can a KM use an LR44 alkaline battery?

Hi all. Picked up a yummy looking KM from a local thrift shop. Everything seemed to work but the meter, no real surprise there but the battery compartment was clean. Popped in one of the many LR44 replacements I have when I got home, and NOTHING. I see that it should actually take an s76 silver oxide battery (or a 357 if you will) - I suppose I will get one to try. Everyother K mount Pentax I've had could use the alkaline batteries, though, do you think the meter is just DOA?

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Oops! I found a 357, still nothing. Ah well... anyone want a KM for parts/repair? You pay shipping.
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(As a note, you can still have silvers in that size, and alkalines would show if the meter was live, any accuracy considerations aside. If you get nothing from fresh batteries and clean contacts, the problem's not there.)

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Chris is fast!
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KM body received and nicer than described. Thanks, Nick!
The KM meter is the same as the K1000; parts are still around.
This one will be off to Eric as soon as I get my tax refund...

Chris
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