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Hello, I recently purchased a nikon F2AS, it was in top condition, except there was no battery in the meter. Installed a new battery, and it occurred to me that the metering in the viewer was not clearly visible. It kind of 'flashed' on and off, like there was an electronic contact point not working as it should. After a few days the meter started to work as it should (clearly visible in the viewer), but now, after a month or so, and with the second film in the camera, it doesn't work at all. I checked the battery, and it's gone empty. I realise that the problem lies within the meter, but is this something that can be repaired at a reasonable cost? Could I possibly repait this myself?

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In Canada the cost of such repair would be about $100.00. I'd suggest not attempting the job yourself because the meter and shutter will need to be timed and a repair facility would have the necessary tool for doing this. An internet search will reveal several service places other then Nikon to have this done. I've even seen auctions on e-Bay selling service and had a Canon A 1 serviced. If the camera is in otherwise good condition and you enjoy the creative aspects of a manual film camera then you have a great classic to work with.

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Well it's a error message indicate that the battery is dead and you need to change the battery with new one. you can purchase the battery from nikon store or if you want to purchase the battery online  then follow the below link -

http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Rechargeable-Batteries-CoolPix-2-Pack/dp/B00008WD8U

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