12-31-2020 09:47 PM
I have an old 35 mm (film) EOS 630 that I have not used in years. When I put a fresh battery in, the display does not activate and is blank, just like before I put the battery in. The camer was working the last time I used it many years ago so I do not know why it is in hibrination. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you
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01-01-2021 11:30 AM
I have a few old EOS film cameras and they always work even after years of not being used.
Check to see if the battery contacts inside the camera may be dirty or corroded. Also, make sure the battery cover grip is properly installed because the camera will not turn on if the tightening screw is not all the way screwed in.
01-01-2021 12:57 PM - edited 01-01-2021 01:05 PM
Glad to help.
Now that you have it working, there is one thing you should watch for. This camera had a common fault where the backlighting on the top LCD screen would fail, and the failure causes the battery to drain rapidly, even when the camera is turned off.
Check to see if the backlight works. If it doesn't work, or is flickering, it is a sign that your battery will drain. The best solution is to pull out the battery when it is not being used.
If you are handy, there is a wire under the bottom cover that can be cut to stop the LCD backlight battery drain.