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Anybody else's QL-17 do this?
Old 01-31-2007   #1
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Anybody else's QL-17 do this?

My QL-17 GIII has a working meter (knock wood). However, I notice that when I install a new silver-oxide battery, the blue battery light will function when the battery check buttin is presssed...

However, 2-3 weeks later, the meter still works fine, but the light will no longer illuminate. This has always been the case with this Canonet's ownership.

I don't mind this phenomenon, but does anybody else experience it?

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Old 01-31-2007   #2
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I did, with 2 of mine. On the first one, the connection was loose. On the second one, the batteries were weak (although it was a set of fresh-out-of-box batteries; the meter seemed to work ok, but the light won't lit), and it started working again when I replaced those batt.
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My Canonet would meter fine but not light up the blue battery check light when the battery was on its last legs. The battery light always worked with a fresh battery.

I suspect your new battery was a bit stale, or you may have accidentally left the meter on and the lens cap off long enough to prematurely weaken the battery.

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Old 02-02-2007   #4
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the battery check on mine has never worked reliably, but the meter has never failed me. I'm kind of curious how they failed to produce a working battery check function but got everything else right
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