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    Brand new battery. Made sure the + was face down in battery compartment. I will remove the back tonight, set the LOT lever to L, remove back, then set to O. I will put the battery in after taking the back off. and see what happens.

    Thanks for all the advice!!

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    Camera is working after inserting battery and removing back. Now lens is stuck on.

    Thanks for all the help.

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    In the battery compartment is a semi delay fuse (1.6A T), check it is good. Put in a charged battery and with both controls set to 'O' the camera should work perfectly well with lanes and mag detached.

    Douglas Fairbank
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    In the battery compartment is a semi delay fuse (1.6A T), check it is good. Put in a charged battery and with both controls set to 'O' the camera should work perfectly well with lens and mag detached.

    Douglas Fairbank
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    No rhyme or reason to those EL's sometimes. Mine occasionally does something like you are describing... (I do think it is related to low power... I still have a feeble NiCad).
    I start flipping the switch at will and pressing the shutter, and I seem to always get a combination to make it cycle. Mine is on the shelf now, meaning to do a 9v conversion. Right now people are amused with my "hand crank" 500cm I use a lot in studio with a LeafAptus back and occasionally some B+W in the old A-12.
    This link shows how.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stefankonath/2657209443/

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    The battery compartment lid on the EL models might get a "curve" to them over time. My EL/M got this and when i´m using two batteries i have to press hard with my left thumb on the cover in order to achieve proper contact. Removing one battery resolves the problem as the pressure on the lid isn´t that great with one battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vpwphoto View Post
    No rhyme or reason to those EL's sometimes. Mine occasionally does something like you are describing...
    I constantly read at Apug about unreliable East-European MF cameras one better not take for a commercial job.

    Now here is a camera of a make hailed for its usefullness for such Jobs and now I read this....

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    Is the shutter fired (can you see through the lens)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
    I constantly read at Apug about unreliable East-European MF cameras one better not take for a commercial job.

    Now here is a camera of a make hailed for its usefullness for such Jobs and now I read this....
    Keep in mind that some of these cameras are 40+ years old and have seen more service than what is to be expected of their modern digital counterparts. They have already overdelivered and then some. A few kinks every now and then should be acceptable :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Richard View Post
    Keep in mind that some of these cameras are 40+ years old and have seen more service than what is to be expected of their modern digital counterparts. They have already overdelivered and then some. A few kinks every now and then should be acceptable :-)
    Exactly what I was gonna say. An EL was more than likely used in a high volume biz of some sort like catalog etc.
    Some of these can be quite ragged by now.

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