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    Re: Pentax spotmeter - replacement battery cover or alternative?

    I thought Quality Light Metric had closed down. Or has George just stopped working on Weston light meters because of the lack of repair parts?

    Keith

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    Re: Pentax spotmeter - replacement battery cover or alternative?

    Thanks everyone for your input. Much appreciated.

    Hollywood is a fair way from Cambridge, England so I'll try locally first!

    Cheers

    Graham

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    Re: Pentax spotmeter - replacement battery cover or alternative?

    Meekyman,

    I didn't see you were in England... I guess QLM is a bit distant. There must be someone in the UK or EU that services light meters however. You should look for them. They'll be able to supply you with a part or point you in the right direction.

    You might also try to contact Pentax in Englewood, Colorado. They might have a part they could simply send you.

    Good luck,

    Doremus

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    Re: Pentax spotmeter - replacement battery cover or alternative?

    Last I heard, George had simply closed his storefront shop, but was still in business from his home. Sounded like a semi-retirement situation, which is why he might have farmed out minor tasks to Englewood.

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    Re: Pentax spotmeter - replacement battery cover or alternative?

    Drew,

    Thanks for that info!

    Keith

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    Re: Pentax spotmeter - replacement battery cover or alternative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doremus Scudder View Post
    Meekyman,

    I didn't see you were in England... I guess QLM is a bit distant. There must be someone in the UK or EU that services light meters however. You should look for them. They'll be able to supply you with a part or point you in the right direction.

    You might also try to contact Pentax in Englewood, Colorado. They might have a part they could simply send you.

    Good luck,

    Doremus
    Pentax has been owned by Ricoh for several years. Their repair info is here:

    http://www.precisioncamera.com/Ricoh...ion_Ricoh.html

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    Re: Pentax spotmeter - replacement battery cover or alternative?

    Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who replied.

    I tried Pentax/Ricoh. UK service side were useless...too old a tool apparently. Usefully, Pentax USA told me the contact details of the UK service agent!

    I'd especially like to thank Eric who suggested the aluminium foil trick...worked well.. and also the suggestions to buy a battery cover from an M series Pentax camera. I did that, only a few from evil bay. In itself it didn't solve the problem, but the addition of a little ball of aluminium foil inside the battery cover worked wonders.

    Many thanks once again!

    Graham

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