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Light meter not showing up

I have a pentax ME super and the light meter isn't showing up? I recently went to Ritz or wolf camera or whatever and they put in new batteries because it didn't have any since my grandpa gave it to me. I don't know what to do.

Any Ideas on what I could to?
Please and thank you!!

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  • taraphotonut Dec 03, 2008

    I was given a Pentax ME 35mm SLR Camera, and I noticed that the meter does not work. I have changed the battery and cleaned the battery terminal, and it still does not work. How much would it cost for repair? or, Is this a problem that I can fix?

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The little switch which activates the meter is commonly at fault here. There is an adjustment for this inside the camera, and it is just possible to do this yourself.

To learn how to fix probelms with this camera there is a camera repair site where an ME Super is dismantled step by step. The site owner is happy to answer specific questions, and if you do not wish to attempt the repair yourself offers a very competetive repair service for these cameras. Contact him if you want an estimate.

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Have the old batteries leaked and left acid corrosion on the battery teminals?

Firstly i would clean the battery termainals in the camera (remove the battery lid and batteries and with a small screw driver gentally scrap the battery connection in the body) then make sure you refit the batteries correctly. if this still has not rectified you issue the camera will need to be repaired.

Good luck.

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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