I was the happy recipient of the deceased Hexar AF Rhodium that was generously offered free for the taking in the classifieds here not long ago by md2008. The camera appeared to be quite lifeless on first examination, but I was able to find a discussion of a similar failure and successful repair on a blog run by one jabcam (https://jabcam.wordpress.com/2016/08...from-the-dead/
), and having little to lose, I opened up the camera, did some tests, and applied the fix. The Hexar is now back to life, and seemingly none the worse for wear.
Thanks again to md2008 for making the camera available, and to jabcam (not sure if he's a user here or not), whose blog post provided the solution.
The full, probably overly wordy tale of my experience thus far with the Hexar AF is here: https://filmosaur.wordpress.com/2017...ar-af-rhodium/