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#1 Pavan Deep

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 03:38 AM

Hi

I just got a Nizo 561 it looks like it hasn't been used for years. I put in some fresh batteries but it doesn't seem to run, except for the light meter and zoom, I have used the electric remote, but still doesn't work, although I am not an engineer/technician I opened ithe side panel up and looked inside and everything works when I touch the starter motor/electromagnet thing, but seems that the electromagnet itself is not been triggered when I press the release trigger. Can anyone help me?

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#2 Jean Beaudoin

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 07:55 PM

Check the black button on top of the camera, it has a R on it.
This is the lap dissolve feature on the Nizo.
Try depressing it and then pull the trigger.
The camera should start if this is the problem.
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#3 wolfgang haak

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 08:12 AM

Pav,

on top of Jean's advice, set all dials and setting on the camera to the setting with a red dot next to it.
That is the full automatic mode, all fancy settings are off.

Good Luck.
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#4 Terry Mester

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 06:46 AM

Check the Terminals in the Battery compartment to see if they're oxidized or dirty. The Contacts in the switch could also be dirty which may cause your problem. Anyone who repairs regular Cameras should be capable of doing basic repairs on a Supe8 Camera. You might be able to fix it yourself if you have the tiny screw drivers needed. I can guide you through the process of opening it up.
Here is a page from my Website addressing the matter of the Camera's Clutch which is an important part of maintenance.
http://www.geocities...aintenance.html
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