Help on Rollei 35 Meter Repair

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Gang Huang, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. Gang Huang

    Gang Huang Guest

    I have an Rollei 35 with Tessar that is in near mint condition except
    its meter works intermitently as if the battery is not making good
    contact. I cleaned the contact serveral times and it didn't make any
    difference. I remember a few years ago reading a website that had the
    info on how to fix this apparently common problem in the metering
    circuit. Does anyone have the URL for it or the similar websites, or can
    anyone tell me what needs to be done?
    Gang Huang, Dec 18, 2003
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  2. Gang Huang

    Karl Winkler Guest

    I have links to several Rollei 35 resources on my web site:

    Karl Winkler, Dec 19, 2003
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  3. Gang Huang

    Yuji Sakuma Guest

    I have a Rollei 35S on which the meter was successfully repaired by a local
    camera repair shop - one of the technicians apparently used to work for
    Rollei. I had forgotten to take the battery out of the camera before
    storing it and the battery had leaked. Apparently, if the acid gets into
    the metering circuitry, the meter might or might not be repairable; some
    parts are no longer available. One side benefit of having the meter
    repaired was that the shop recalibrated it for modern silver batteries
    instead of the mercury ones it was originally designed for.

    Best regards,

    Yuji Sakuma
    Yuji Sakuma, Dec 19, 2003
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