Minolta Hi-Matic G -no meter?

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  1. darinwc

    darinwc Subscriber

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    I just picked up a minolta Hi-Matic G.
    Its a little focus-scale camera similar to an olympus trip.
    Its all automatic exposure.

    I tried a 1.5V and a 1.3V zinc battery and I havent been able to get the meter working.

    Anyone have any tips on getting the meter working?
     
  2. fumblingwithfilm

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    I had a similar problem with my Hi-Matic G when I first got it, but then I realized that the meter is VERY sensitive to voltage. After adding in a diode it started working again, but before that it wouldn't work with a 1.5v.
     
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    Hello;
    Check the battery compartment and the wires. Have found that corrosion will travel up the wires and need a replacement. Steven.