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I just got a canon ae1 and i cant see anything through the viewfinde. My mirror is on the top and wont come down. I think the baterry is dead. If I replace the battery would it work?

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    albertoxm May 11, 2010

    Same here, did you manage to fix something?

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Replace the battery and try,better get it CLA

Posted on Mar 07, 2010

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