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Posted by @D-Dog
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I just received a Konica Big Mini 302 this week after purchasing one from auction. It wasn't tested but I took a gamble as the condition looked good compared to most others online.
Ordered a CR123 battery and popped it in. Fired up fine, had no film in it but would allow me to take a shot, lens extended as it should, counter and rear panel worked as well as lights to indicate exposer and if the flash would fire. The flash didn't seem to fire but I wasn't sure if this was due to no film being loaded and if it was a busted flash I could probably live without it.
I switched it off.
When I went back and switched it back on it immediately smelt of burning and the low battery indicator flashed up. I'm assuming something blew due to excess power?? The battery I received looked like it had been partially opened and I wasn't sure if it could have been faulty and damaged the camera??
I haven't touched it since.
Gutted as it was intended as a gift for my wife's birthday as she's looking to get into film and I thought it would have been ideal.
Any advice, potentially but unlikely repair options greatly received.