posted June 13, 2017 07:05 PM
I have a Canon 1014 camera (silent model) I bought a number of years ago but shot less than one roll of film(!). Unused for at least six years, I decided to sell it on ebay, just to find out it doesn't work-tried new batteries etc but no use. Does anyone know if this has to do with the motor dying because of being idle over all these years, or what...?
From: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Registered: Apr 2016
posted June 13, 2017 07:34 PM
Have you tried cleaning the battery contacts really well?
Electric motors usually have a long lifetime, but switches, contacts, etc can get dirty or broken. I just tried a motor from 1959 that was part of an old erector set. It didn't work when power was first applied but all I had to do was hand spin it and the brushes cleaned themselves up. Then it was fine.
From: Tohoku, Japan
Registered: Oct 2015
posted June 13, 2017 09:02 PM
Yanis, did the batteries corrode the terminal?
I recently purchased a Fujica ZC-1000 that had battery springs that were very corroded because the batteries were left in it for over 20 years.
I was able to restore it by soaking some of the terminals in lime juice. Some other parts I cleaned with a tooth brush and lime juice. Any type of solution that has acid with it could do the trick. Baking soda could also be used.
Some of the battery springs were totally corroded that they fell to pieces. As a short term measure, I substituted aluminum foil for the springs and was able to get the camera to work.
[ June 14, 2017, 02:14 AM: Message edited by: Jason Smith ]
posted June 14, 2017 08:13 AM
Thanks for the advice guys, I checked again the batteries'connections & there doesn't seem to be a problem:the removable battery cap is very clean, & the battery contacts seem fine too, as far as I could shed light on them. reason is, I never kept the batteries in the camera when not in use. So I guess Dominique's right in that there might be an electronics' issue-so little I can do I guess....