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    Contax 645 Camera Problem, Please help! :)

    I have a Contax 645. I have the battery grip for it so I power it with 4 rechargeable AA batteries.

    The problem: sometimes without any explanation the yellow exposure scale in the viewfinder goes blank. The f/ numbers and shutter speed info disappear in the viewfinder and the whole camera goes blank. I try to press the shutter button but all I can hear is a clicking noise. I keep trying and all of the sudden the viewfinder is back and I can see the exposure, shutter speed, etc. I have tried to change the batteries and replace them with freshly charged ones but I don't think that the low battery is the problem. I have another Contax 645 and that works without problems with the batteries.

    Did this ever happen to you? How can I fix it? I can't rely on the camera if it just decides not to show me exposure, shutter speed, etc info. It always comes back but some times it takes 4-5 minutes... What to do?

    Thanks for helping!

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    Re: Contax 645 Camera Problem, Please help! :)

    Hi, did you check the contacts between the battery pack and the body. They do bend easily in the wrong direction for example too far inward. For that reason I keep my battery pack on all the time. I do hope it is not a more serious problem.

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    Re: Contax 645 Camera Problem, Please help! :)

    I had a similar problem, and it was the contacts between the lens and the camera body. If they get dirty, the whole camera shuts down - often at the most inopportune times of course. There is a special cleaning solution to use, and I'd get some advice on that. I take it to my camera repair guy.

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    Re: Contax 645 Camera Problem, Please help! :)

    I have cleaned it and works like charm! Thanks!!!!

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    Re: Contax 645 Camera Problem, Please help! :)

    The audio/stereo companies make this solution. I use one called: 'Tweak'.
    It is great for all contact situations.
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