In a sudden GAS attack last week I bought an SP (off the classifieds here). Got the camera today and it seemed to be overall in good shape. The lens is clear, and everything appeared to work. Thought I'll try it against my current fixed lens RF favorite (as far as IQ goes) - the inexpensive Konica S2.
The light meter reading was way off though.
No problem - I had converted a few cameras to use silver batteries by soldering a schottky diode in the circuit.
So I dropped the bottom plate and the battery compartment appear to have just one screw, holding the (-) contact spring. It's all plastic housing and I can't see anything else holding it. Well, I tried to unscrew this screw and it won't come out. It would turn all day long, but won't come out. The battery nest seemed very clean, but I suppose the thread was not in good shape and I didn't want to start with the pliers...
So at this moment I say to myself "screw it" (pun intended) - if it doesn't want to come out I'll just use zinc-air batteries.I put the bottom plate back, put the battery ...and no light meter.
I guess when I was trying to unscrew the battery compartment the wire came off
So now I have to fix it one way or another.
The problem is - I have no idea how to get the battery compartment/nest out. It seems to be holding pretty strong (glued?), so I'm betting it's not held only (if at all?) by this little screw.
How should I get the battery compartment out? Or might be I'm not supposed to?