The little cover that flips over the battery at the bottom of the camera fell off and is lost. Is there any way to get a replacement? Without this battery door there is no connection to use the flash. If there is no replacement part, is there a comparable camera to replace the Jazz jelly? She gets great pictures with this, and it was at such a great price.
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There should be a door on the right side of the camera (as viewed from the back), with the hinge toward the rear. Insert a coin into the slot and give it a little twist to pop the door open. Insert a 3V CR123A or DL123A battery with the plus end (the one with the protrusion) on top. Close the door until it clicks.
If you need a manual, you can download one from http://butkus.org/chinon/canon_point_and_shoot/canon_pointandshoot.htm
Normally you'd have next to no chance: not many AFM35's were made and
they mainly appealed to well-off, older, amateur photographers. As a
result used ones are rarely for sale and parts donors are as rare as **** ****. If you do find a parts donor they've likely
been dropped damaging the battery cover which is
exactly where the camera tends to land.
On the plus side, the
cover on this model is a round bayonet type fitting much like the type
used on some film SLRs and sometimes on motor drive covers. I don't
currently have an AFM35 in my collection but I do have a Canon Sureshot
Classic 120 and the battery cover looks like it may well be a passable
replacement for your damaged one. As a first point of call visit a
camera repairer or a large used film camera outlet to try a few covers
for size. If you're in the UK and in the London area then Mr.Cad in
Croydon is hard to beat for odd parts like these. I'm confident that
you'll find a cover which fits, but you may need to do a little surgery
to transplant parts from the old cover to the new to get a fully functional
cover. The only other fix is to get one custom made by an engineering hobbyist. They'll need either the original cap as a pattern or may be able to use the camera itself to work out what's needed. You can also be a bit more Heath Robinson and adapt a cover which doesn't really fit properly at all, but is held in place by a plate secured to the bottom of the camera using the tripod mounting thread. At the very least it will buy you time whilst you source a better alternative.
Canon Sureshot Classic 120's are fairly easy to find and go very
cheaply (£15 or so on auction sites). If you see one in good condition
then you've nothing to lose in trying it: even if the cover does not fit
you'll discover that the camera originally cost about the same as the
Rollei and does pretty much everything the Rollei does but is a largely unrecognised gem. The light
metering is highly reliable and the spot metering is superb. I can
honestly say that the 38-120mm zoom lens outperforms some of my Leica
and Zeiss T* primes and in my opinion is one of the best lenses ever fitted to
any compact 35mm which I've owned. The only downside is that it's autofocus only.
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I suspect it depends on the model. The one my wife has does not have a sliding battery door. Look at the end where the body bulges. There are two screws above and below the strap hanger and they are both marked with a small arrow, >. Undo these (take care to do it over a table cloth so that they don't get lost and shouldn't bounce away to obilivon off the cloth). The side of the camera can then be pulled off and there is a type 245 lithium battery inside. Voltage is 6V. These days it may be called a 2CR5. Expect to pay up to £15 depending on where you get it from.
remove the battery and check that it is good. replace battery and open back door, close the door and it should run the motor / transport. if so, load film up to the drive sprocket being sure film will catch on the sprocket.
or move the latch holding back cover, and open the door fully. check the pressure plate on the door, gently pull the plate up a little to increase pressure on the film. bring the holding lever out toward the latch and close the door to lock the lever back to position.