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The battery cover on my Pentax T20 has broken and snapped and so will now not hold the battery down without me having to hold it constantly.Can I get another part, ie another battery cover part?

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the least likely cause would be the failure of the photocell that turns on the meter.

finally, if the camera has been impacted the meter may be broken. Without a battery the needle should rest In the middle of the scale (half way between top and bottom, in the cut out). If, when you put in the battery and the needle goes either to the top or bottom and stays there, and stays there no matter what setting, it is a sign the meter is broken.

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I have a pentax me super that was recently given to me, and i have replaced the batteries however there is no indication at all from leds. i am not sure if it is broken or if there is something i am...


First, check that you've inserted the batteries the correct way up. the positive terminals face down as you hold the camera inverted. Also check that the camera's battery terminals are bright and clean.

With the batteries inserted and the battery cover in place, set the camera mode selector to Auto or M (manual) and lightly press the shutter whilst looking into the viewfinder. If the batteries are good one of the LED's from 4s to 2000 will light steadily. If they don't then you have a faulty camera and ME Supers are not easy to fix and the electronic parts which usually let them down are very hard to obtain. It's perhaps forgiveable when you think that these cameras are nearly 30 years old now... Not really a problem though as there were so many sold that it's usually fairly easy to obtain another for free (good old FreeCycle and Freegle) or very cheap, but a bit more difficult to find one which still works correctly in all respects.

The ME Super is very limited without batteries as the light meter won't work. By setting the mode selector dial to 125X you get the single mechanical shutter speed of 1/125 of a second.

If you want a free download of the user manual, it's in two parts as a pdf file on the Norman Butkus website

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The orange plastic clip that holds in the battery broke.


use some tape, or put a piece of something on top of the battery, when you close the battery door and latch it, it should hold the battery in place. That orange clip just holds the battery low enough that it comes in contact with the terminals at the bottom of the compartment.
Hope this helps
Jer

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Broken orange battery tab


Contact Pentax and see if they will send you the part, for the tab + S/H it should cost you approximately $25, although I have recently heard they will not provide these items to customers anymore. If they're no longer providing replacements, your device will need to be sent to them for repair (approximately $70 incl labour).
Or... Get a piece of tape and place it over the battery and close the casing, other "ghetto rig solutions" include folding a piece of paper, placing it atop the battery (between the battery and the closing cover) and closing the flap, the paper will hold the battery against the pins and allow function.

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Dear Texaslilly,
Although there is nothing much to do but you can still try the following.
  1. Try with different set of batteries
  2. Remove the memory card from the camera
  3. Cameras generally do have an option to plug-in external power supply..Try with external power supply .. if there is any.
  4. Now this might sound little crazy but no harm in trying .... Remove batteries... Press and hold the power button for few seconds... release the power button ... reinsert the batteries and try to power on without memory card.
Try the above and let me know if it works.

Regards,
Srinivas.

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I wish Mike Brunner would advise us where we can get a replacement LCD for $40, was it from a used camera?. A new one  from PENTAX   Part Number 76650-0500 Tel 1 800 877 0155  Is just under $60 plus $8 shipping in the USA but is currently out of stock. There is also a San Diego company with limited stock (5) that wants about $70.  

 

 Removal of the LCD is relatively straight forward.  First remove the battery and the card. Then unscrew some very minute philips screws and carfully remove the back cover. Separate the two halves of the cover with a thumbnail to unhook a snap connection after the screws have been removed.

 

It's best not to remove the front cover so as to avoid damage or contamination of unrelated areas.

 

To remove the LCD look for the retaining snaps and gently pry the left side ( camera facing forward and upright) back and lift the

left side of LCD up and unhook the right side.

 

The LCD will now still be attached by the multi wire strap and a minute two wire connector. Using tweezers on the plug and not the wires gently disconnect the two wire connector. The multi wire strap with about 25 miniscule gold connectors is held down on the mating contacts with a clear sticky tape. I was able to pull mine loose before I saw the sticky tape.

 

To reinstall the replacement LCD a very good magnification of the 25 or so contacts may be required to correctly line up all the mating contacts on the back of the camera as there is no apparent mechanical means to correctly align this.

There is no soldering required or practical at his connection.

 

Use some clear sticky tape to hold it in position.After reconnecting the 2 wire plug the right way up and when the LCD is folded over back into position and snapped down into to the retension snaps,this should also apply gentle presure to the 25 pin connector. Adding a very thin layer of non conductive material over the 25 pin connector before snapping the LCD back might be helpfull in the longterm retension but too much compression will may fail the new LCD. ( Well that is what I'm going to do when I get my LCD) ( I may also put the battery and card back in and switch it on before replacing the rear cover taking care not to get an electrical shock through some accidental discharge, so don't do as I say unless you know what you are doing)

 

 Re assembling the rest should be straight forward. Then test the result. 

 

 Note: The camera buff who encouraged me to do my own repair has added an extra layer of clear plastic over the exterior cover of the LCD to better protect it. It is also advisable to have a hard case or reinforce a small soft case with a used credit card to protect the LCD, so as not to have to repeat this again.  

 

Good Luck. From Santa Cruzer   

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Optio 555 Battery Compartment cover problem


My Optio 450 has the same type of cover and I am surprised how tough the cover is. I thought it would have broken by now. I suggest a call to Pentax would answer your question about getting it fixed. Alternatively, just leave it. The Plastic hinge should keep it closed

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