hexar rf battery compartment problem

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by macphil1, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. macphil1

    macphil1 Guest

    I've just bought some weeks ago an hexar rf and i have two tedious
    problems with it :
    - first, when i put two new batteries in the compartment, i think i
    have an electrical contact problem because i have to screw the lid
    firmly to get the camera working,
    - my second problem is with the frame counter : sometimes when i want
    to shut off my camera, and then reuse it, the frame counter goes back
    to frame 1.

    Does anybody have these problems with this camera?

    macphil1, Feb 4, 2006
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  2. Clean the contacts with a pencil eraser. They need to be bright and
    shiny. Ditto the battery. Sometimes the inside of the lid is used
    as a contact, clean it just to make sure.

    See if the springs, often one at the bottom and sometimes one at the
    side, have become pressed flat. If the are pry them -gently- with
    a pic. I have noticed dentists are using disposable pics these days,
    you may want to ask for yours back ... you did pay for it. If you
    pry too much the spring may break off where it enters the black plastic
    of the battery compartment.
    This could be related to the battery problem.

    If cleaning out the battery compartment doesn't work, and the problem
    is internal to the camera, then fixing it may be very simple or a real
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Feb 4, 2006
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  3. macphil1

    macphil1 Guest

    Thanks for your advices.
    But finally i decided to bring back the camera to the shop to have it
    completely checked.
    The rangefinder was also misaligned, so it was a good occasion.
    But i keep all your advices just in case.
    macphil1, Feb 4, 2006
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