Question about Pentax K1000 35mm SLR Camera
I was give a pentax k1000 camera from my mother and i can not get the battery out to replace it. every time i try to turn the compartment with a quarter like the manual says it begins to strip. i think the battery is corroded in it.
there are two ways to fix this.
1- remove the bottom cover, take the rubber seal off from the battery compartment, remove the battery then soak the bottom cover in vinegar overnite. this will remove all corrosion. remove the battery cap and clean the threads. completely dry the cap and bottom cover, apply WD40 to battery cover threads. clean battery contact with pencil eraser ( carefully ). reinstall the rubber seal, replace bottom cover.------ best fix.
2- this may not work but it's worth a try. just apply ( carefully ) WD40 around battery cap and let it set for about an hour, re-apply and wait another half hour. If this doesn't work refer to # 1
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
OK Ashe pinched my standard reply! But an extra tip, is to rub some graphite into the threads. (A soft pencil is perfect.) This will help prevent sticking in future.
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
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