HOW DO I GET HOLD OF A BATTERY AND BATTERY COVER FOR THE PENTAX MEF SLR CAMERA, AND HOW MUCH ARE THEY, AND WILL MY CAMERA STILL TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS WITHOUT THIS BATTERY, IT IS THE BATTERY THAT LIGHTS UP THE LED LIGHTS IN THE VIEWFINDER WHEN TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS
The batteries (you need two) that you are looking for are compatible with the A76 or LR44 type. I picked up a package of 5 @ the Dollarama dollar stores for a buck ($1 CDN). Most dollar stores do not carry them, so you might have to go to a camera store or your local RadioShack, but it will cost much more there.
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there are three different possibilities. remove three screws, take off bottom cover. remove three screws of battery holder, lift to see if the battery wire has corroded or broken off. solve by extending wire and resoldering. the next involves removing the top cover to see if the meter coil is dead,if this is the case it needs to be replaced, or there is a broken lead somewhere. usually it is cause no. 1.
The battery cover on a Pentax K1000 35mm SLR Camera is a little round plug on the bottom plate with a slot in it that is meant to be unscrewed with a small coin. It takes a button cell or two. I don't see how you could have any difficulty with this unless it is frozen up by heavy corrosion or something like that (which I have never seen).
Perhaps you actually meant to ask about a different camera, in which case you need to say what the make and model is.
clean the battery cover and contact with a pencil eraser making sure the cap threads are also clean.
this is a fairly expensive repair if the meter or circuit board needs replacing ( no new parts are available ).
if the meter still does not work, and the K1000 is in good working order buy a inexpensive hand held light meter.
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
Yes, the ME super has an electronic shutter that works in conjunction with the LEDs. Purchase some fresh S76 button cells, A76 will work, but the will not last as long. Make sure the battery cover is corrosion free and install the batteries so both cells face positive toward the cover.