Canonet 28 battery compartment woes

Discussion in 'Rangefinder Forum' started by Kino, May 22, 2008.

  1. Kino

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    Hey everyone, I have a Canonet 28 that is really clean except someone left a battery in the compartment and it burst, corroding off the battery wire in the holder.

    I have been trying to soldier it back, but having no luck; the delicate wires tend to wick a brown, gooey substance up and it spoils the connection between that and the batter holder.

    Now, the camera being an aperture priority/automatic type, its pretty useless without the battery.

    Anyone have experience replacing the wire or re-soldiering it in place on this type camera?
     
  2. John Koehrer

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    The brown gooey stuff is probably rosin from the solder.
    You may be better off removing the top cover also & fishing a wire through the camera & resoldering it.
    The other problem is the battery contact itself is very difficult to solder to. I might try some conductive liquid from an electronics shop, Sometimes it's used for bridging gaps in pc boards.