Camera repair and meter

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by tripanfal, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. I recently replaced a chunk of corroded wire to get a meter working. I didn't have any wire the same gauge so I used a piece of heavier wire. The meter jumped to life but is pinned no matter the setting. Would a higher gauge wire cause this?

  2. Christopher--I am pretty sure the gauge would not matter--sounds as if there is a short somewhere.
    Good luck!
  3. Thank you. I'm giving up on this one. Thanks!
  4. Heh, bought a Soligor UF meter last sunday at a flea market for a whopping 2 Euro.
    Unfortunately it's not working either.

    I couldn't get the needle to jump by bypassing the sensor. So need to check the wiring some more.
  5. No, the gauge of wire wouldn't have any effect on the meter. Check for shorts (wire to camera body)?

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