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    That doesn't work!

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    What doesn't work? The link to the Instruction Manual or turning the battery cover?


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    The battery cover, it wont come off! IS there some sort of safty catch, is that what the hole is?

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    It should just unscrew. The battery cover is the larger of the two covers on the bottom plate. The smaller cover is for the motorwind.


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    It won't budge! I gave up trying because it was starting to round off!

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    Looks like I really do have a problem now!

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    With a proper screwdriver, it is very easy to unscrew the base and check out the other side of the cover. Nothing is attached or ready to jump out.

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    A 20p coin is a better idea for the battery cover, but don't worry about that now. Get it to an engineer and never, ever use WD40 in a camera.

    I have also used Colchester Camera Repairs, the one linked to by Andy K above, and they know their stuff. An OM-2n overhaul will cost a bit more than for the OM-1 but it will be worth it, and new back & pentaprism foam seals are worth it on their own. Consider it an essential part of the running cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon E View Post
    A 20p coin is a better idea for the battery cover, but don't worry about that now. Get it to an engineer and never, ever use WD40 in a camera.

    I have also used Colchester Camera Repairs, the one linked to by Andy K above, and they know their stuff. An OM-2n overhaul will cost a bit more than for the OM-1 but it will be worth it, and new back & pentaprism foam seals are worth it on their own. Consider it an essential part of the running cost.

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    To be clear, I was referring to the entire base cover of the camera, not the battery cover.

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    1. I'm pretty sure OM-2n prisms don't suffer from foam rot; that problem was with the OM-1; by the OM-1N and OM-2N, the design was resolved.

    2. The baseplate is held on by small screws. But I agree DON'T DO REPAIRS YOURSELF. You need to send the camera to Camtech or Photosphere (http://www.olyfix.com). I know that John at Camtech won't work on cameras that have been worked on by users, and Clint at Olyfix probably won't either. So STOP before it recovery is impossible.
    Honey, I promise no more searching eBay for cameras.

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