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Hello. I have a canon av1 and it appears dead. No power showing on meter when doing a battery check. Battery has been checked and has 6.4v. No corrosion on battery terminals. No response from shutter button. Got any ideas?

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It is a Canon AV1 and I think it is a circa 1981

Technician's Assistant: What happened right before this popped up? What troubleshooting have you tried?

It sat up for 3 years. Battery removed during storage. Has fresh battery. No corrosion on battery terminals. No power indicated when doing battery test

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the Camera Expert to know before I connect you?

That should do. Thanks

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Camera and Video Technician: Michael Hannigan, Camera and Video Technician replied 10 months ago

What is the voltage rating on the outside of the battery?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
6v. It is the proper battery. Additionally when using a DVOM testing for resistance between positive and negative battery terminals I get OL. Nothing. No complete circuit. I did partially disassemble the unit and was able to get continuity on the ground side in many check points. Still no complete pathway on the power side. Unable to access power side of circuit without disassembling numerous very small mechanical gear sets and associated frameworks. Stopped diagnosis. This unit has been abandoned as unrepairable.
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No further communication is necessary regarding this unit.
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