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Thread: OM2n Problem

  1. #21

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Montgomery, Il/USA
    Multi Format
    You can remove the baseplate by removing the screws in the bottom.
    If the battery has swollen, this releases the pressure on the batt cover & it shouldn't be difficult to remove. If the batt has corroded you can try soaking the base plate in a baking soda or hydrogen peroxide to loosen the cover.
    The insulator around the MD contacts will be loose. Don't you be losin' that thing now!
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

  2. #22

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    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.

    20p was worse than a 1p, a 2p fit best, anyway I got it done at Luton Camera Repair Services, only took him a few minutes and he didn't charge me (second time they have done a very minor repair free, so I am not longer pissed at them for charging me £7.50 for just the door part light seal) He had to make an extra indent in it just to get the leverage.

    Anyway he managed to get it off, also as I said before they film winder problem basically fixed its self, so now I have a fully functional OM-2n

    Thanks for that John, I'm not daft! the light seals do look a bit worse for ware, I think I will buy a kit of eBay and have a go myself.

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