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Maxxum 7 (analog) - won't turn on

Hi When I tried to turn on my camera the message 'Replace the batteries' appeared on the display. It came up even after changing to new batteries 2-3 times. The batteries were inserted correctly. Can anyone help? regards Michael

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Re: Maxxum 7 (analog) - won't turn on

Apperture base plate set needs replacing or there is a short in the camera ( camera dropped or acid leak ? ) . Especially the first broblem can be sorted only by trained people with some experience.

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