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    Hi guys,
    I got into the battery compartment with an ear cleaner and gave it a good working over. It works now. Thanks for the advice.
    Is there a solution like turps or metho that I can use to clean it more thoroughly?

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    Usually an eraser or contact cleaner works well with contacts.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

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    Glad to hear! I use vinegar, the Yashica Guy has done advice that could apply to the XA
    http://www.yashica-guy.com/document/lynxfix.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomalophicon View Post
    Actually, does the XA2 take the same batteries? I swapped the new ones into an XA2 to see if they worked and it did.

    The XA manual specifies silver oxide SR-44, EPX-7 o MS-76 cells

    The XA2 also mentions LR-44 or A-76 alkaline cells


    What battery type are you trying to use in your XA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomalophicon View Post
    I got into the battery compartment with an ear cleaner
    Do you mean those things which you are not supposed to put in your ear?


    Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof_Pixel View Post
    The XA manual specifies silver oxide SR-44, EPX-7 o MS-76 cells

    The XA2 also mentions LR-44 or A-76 alkaline cells


    What battery type are you trying to use in your XA?
    It's a silver oxide watch battery; I'm not sure of the designation. I'll look later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Do you mean those things which you are not supposed to put in your ear?


    Steve.
    The very same!

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    Just to keep this thread, I picked up a mint XA today to compliment my XA2. (I also got a Rolleifix )
    It was a good day.
    Tom, on Point Pelee, Canada

    Ansel Adams had the Zone System... I'm working on the points system. First I points it here, and then I points it there...

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    Goodness Tom, what a day!!! Pls bring these gems to Photostock!
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    Periodically I go XA crazy, but currently the poor thing is back in the cupboard, whilst I wrestle with the delight that is a Rollei 35 with a fully functional meter (Thanks to Leigh Youdale and his spare mercury battery adapter!). Yes, zone focusing is an acquired skill, but when I get it right, the results are fab, and the camera design is so darn weird and stylish, and the shutter is less hair-trigger than the XA...

    But I'll return to the XA in time, I'm sure...

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