posted August 19, 2003 12:47 PM
Hi i have a canon 814 autozoom that has a dead light meter is it repairable as it seems a shame to just put the camera in the bin ? and i would really like to shoot 8mm. Also why are these light meters in super8 cameras so unreliable it seems a shame is it due to poor storage ? or do they just pop off when they want to.Is there anything we can do to save these from going once we have a working one?
From: Northridge, CA USA
Registered: Jun 2003
posted August 19, 2003 11:37 PM
Does this camera use the mercury battery? They are still available in some countries (outlawed in the US). Thre is a company that makes a voltage regulator insert so another battery can be used but the life is shorter. Without the proper battery or if the wrong one has been used, the light meter circuity is probably ruined. I seen many cameras/light meters where an incorrect replacement has been used the the circuit has been fried.