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Light meter for Chinon CM5 doesn't work

Discussion in 'Film and Vintage Forum' started by twosday, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. twosday

    twosday New Member

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    I recently just purchased a Chinon CM5 and bought two A76 batteries for it. I tried putting the batteries in different ways but the LED next to the viewfinders don't light up. I'm not sure if this is because I got the wrong battery, I put it in wrong, or the light meter is just broken.
     
  2. Roger S

    Roger S Crazy Canuck Administrator

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    Hello and WELCOME ( hint, hint) :whistle3: to the forum. This is from page 5 of the manual.

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    Roger S Crazy Canuck Administrator

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    And this is from page 7.

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  4. twosday

    twosday New Member

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    yeah no luck. I've read the whole manual.
     
  5. MikeB

    MikeB Always on Premium Member

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    Sounds like you need to send it in for an estimate for service.
     
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    Clean the battery contacts with some isopropyl alcohol or similar, otherwise it needs further diagnosis.
     
  7. twosday

    twosday New Member

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    Took it to a shop and light meter is too expensive to fix. I have decided to use a external light meter instead.
     
  8. MikeB

    MikeB Always on Premium Member

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    Sorry to hear that. An good external lightmeter will likely be better than the original internal meter. Get a lightmeter by a manufacturer having a good reputation building lightmeters. Also, there are very few old lightmeters (1930-1980's) that I would trust to provide accurate metering so be sure to research the lighmeter before buying.
     

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