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Battery problem with ETRS

There is no battery led displayed when i press the battery check. also, there iis no exposure info on the AEII Finder. This is with a brand new battery. Anybody help?

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On the AEII Finder, there are four contacts on each side of the finder and also the ETRsi body. Clean the contacts on both sides and see if this helps. Another test to see if it's getting voltage from the battery is on the body contacts(on top of the body where the viewfinder slides on). Take a multimeter (any multimeter) and touch the ground (black) probe to any place on the body except the contacts and touch the positive (red) probe to each contact on the body and see if there is battery voltage anywhere. If you get voltage that's close to the 3 volts from the battery, then it's good. If not, there is a circuit break between battery & body and this requires a repair shop because the camera would need to be stripped down to locate the problem. Be aware that the body battery supplies voltage to the Seiko Electronic shutter and the AEII prism. Hope this helps.   

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