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My Canon 10x30 IS binocs got corrosion in the battery compartment and the stabilization no longer works. I have cleaned it pretty well and put a light coat of oil on the contacts. The contacts look ok to me... So I put in a new set of batteries...but no help. What would you suggest as a next step? I was thinking that if I had some instructions maybe I could disassemble enough to thoroughly clean out the battery compartment.

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  • Shuddle Oct 08, 2010

    ok, thanks for the suggestions.

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You're going to have to ohm out or jumper the battery contacts inside the binoculars to see where you're getting a bad flow, and try to address that. Sometimes you can take a think piece of silver coated copper wire, or just copper wire, and make a new contact (solder the wire or glue it to the original contact).
It's really hard to find instructions, per se, for binoculars, since Canon's repair facilities are the guys that have them, but you can learn a lot from blogs about them, in general, and usually enough to get the job done. Just google "binocular repair", and you will find many.
I personally, would not coat the contacts with oil- that will just leave a barrier in the metal to metal contact that is essential in current transfer.
Here's Canon's binocular site, in case you decide to replace some parts:
http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/binoculars
Good luck, and hope this helps.

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