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98219821z
Apprentice

Hello,

I am trying to put in a new battery for my Canon AE1 Program Camera.  The view finder cover doesn't seem to come off.  Is there a secret to getting it off?

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jrhoffman75
Legend

See here: https://youtu.be/ScStcfv9h3A

Scroll to ~8:30. 
 No connection between viewfinder and battery replacement. 

https://youtu.be/7uwIMb-faQo

Info here as well. 

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic

In the instruction book it says there is.  Where is the battery?  Is it on the bottom of the camera?

This is the way ours is. The battery compartment is partially hidden by the grip.

Unscrew and remove the grip.

Remove grip.Remove grip.

Use your fingernail or a knife to pop open the cover with the little latch.

Release cover.Release cover.

Battery 🙂

Battery.Battery.

Newton

jrhoffman75
Legend

Watch the YouTube I posted.

If you don't have the little cover in the flash shoe just use a knife.

Screenshot 2022-02-22 200023.jpg

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic

Bednar
Contributor

@MyBalanceNow wrote:

Hello,

I am trying to put in a new battery for my Canon AE1 Program Camera.  The view finder cover doesn't seem to come off.  Is there a secret to getting it off?


Like the A-1, the AE-1 Program has a right-hand "action grip" on the front of the camera. It also supports the A-1's Motor Drive MA; this requires another electrical contact on the base plate. The AE-1's Power Winder A, and a new, faster Power Winder A2, are also supported. The viewfinder uses LEDs to show information to the user.

 

normadel
Rising Star

You ought to get hold of a user manual for your AE-1 Program.  Printed originals can be found on ebay. A PDF file of it can be downloaded for free from the Mike Butkus website....https://www.butkus.org/chinon/   or just search (Google or whatever) for "Mike Butkus Website", if the actual URL doesn't show upin this forum.

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