View Full Version : Urgent XA question

02-19-2007, 15:55
I got a xa in front of me, there are no batteries in it, when I push the shutter button down it feels really solid and nothing happens, the winder wont advance so I asume it is advanced. Will the shutter fire with no battery inside? I need to know fast because im leaving very soon back for china and need to know if it needs to be returned.

02-19-2007, 16:07
I just checked my XA. It will NOT fire with no batteries.

Graham Line
02-19-2007, 16:09
The XA won't get out of bed without batteries. There is a battery check position on the backlight lever on the bottom. When the shutter button starts to act finicky, 9 times out of 10 it is time to change the battery.

02-19-2007, 16:14
thank you very much guys!

02-19-2007, 16:40
And don't worry about the solid feel of the shutter release--the electormagnets inside of it barely move when taking a picture and the only way I know that a picture actually has been taken is the sound of the two shutterblades moving.

02-19-2007, 23:00
I think the shutter button does not 'move' you are instead compressing solid plastic/rubber, it is a really light sensitive button when it is ok.

Some of the XAn n=1...4 depend on an AgO but my XA4 is ok on alkalines, ran out one weekend never bothered with AgO again.


02-21-2007, 13:25
Just my luck, on one of the few days I didn't check the Oly forum someone posted a question that I *can* actually answer :p

02-21-2007, 13:27
And the battery well can be dodgy sometimes. Worth cleanly thoroughly with Ronsonol, as (obviously) if this is the problem new batteries won't help.

02-21-2007, 15:31
Noel: You scare me. ;)