My XE-7 which I haven't usewd for a long time seems to have its battery dead. Camera fires, needle doesn't move. Shutter releases when battery pack is removed. Which is the best 1.5 volt (x2) or 3 volt battery to use ?
I use Duracell D375B's in all my X- Minoltas. I know I probably should find something slightly more voltage-correct, but no probs thus far.
My experience with decades-long ownership of an XE-7 shows that only silver-oxide batteries work well in this camera. I used Varta SR44 batteries. I assume any of the 1.55-volt silver oxides are probably fine. Alkalines and the single-cell 3V lithiums seem to not work well, if at all.