Need a repairman for Polaroid...

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  1. ChristopherCoy

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    The PLC 100 that I purchased with case and accesses stories unfortunately doesn't work. The black or negative battery wire seems to have been corroded to the point were it became disconnected from the grounding rivet in the battery compartment. I can't figure out how to repair it, so I cannot test the shutter or magic eye.

    Anyone know of a good, reasonably priced repairman who fixes land cameras?
     
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    Fix it with Solder?
     
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    Tried that.
     
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    And it wouldn't stick or still wouldn't work?
     
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    It won't stick. The wire was originally inserted under a rivet, I think. I can't reattach the wire to the connection point without removing the rivet.... At least that's what I'm assuming at this point.
     
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    I once modified the battery compartment of a Polaroid 104 camera, converting it to take AAA batteries. As far as I know it's not much different from the 100. Could you post some detailed pictures of yours?
     
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    I've done the same. Pretty easy, considering how I generally lack the skills for such tasks. It does sound like the original poster's problem may be a bit more tricky, though. Could you possibly post some photos around the corroded rivet area? If your soldering attempt did not work, my guess is that you may have to find a way around rivet, if possible.
     
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    When the rivet is corroded it does get harder. Honestly, I would just bid on another camera. If you price the labor above $0, it is a better deal to get another one.