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#1 Tom Benton

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 11:04 AM

I purchased a completely functional Canon 814 Auto Zoom from a German photography specialist.  The handle heated up the first time I used it, then never again.  The first two reels came out perfect; the third one didn't come out at all: the camera choked twice during the filming. 

 

I figured out that it must have been a battery leak, and sure enough there was battery acid in the handle.  So I spooned in thickly mixed baking soda, let it sit a while, then flushed it with water.  Dried it out, then used alcohol to neutralize the baking soda and dried that.  Now I put in new batteries and I get nothing: no camera function, and a hissing sound.

 

What's going on?


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#2 David Nethery

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 05:30 PM

I purchased a completely functional Canon 814 Auto Zoom from a German photography specialist.  The handle heated up the first time I used it, then never again.  The first two reels came out perfect; the third one didn't come out at all: the camera choked twice during the filming. 

 

I figured out that it must have been a battery leak, and sure enough there was battery acid in the handle.  So I spooned in thickly mixed baking soda, let it sit a while, then flushed it with water.  Dried it out, then used alcohol to neutralize the baking soda and dried that.  Now I put in new batteries and I get nothing: no camera function, and a hissing sound.

 

What's going on?

 

 

I think the issue might be the flushing it with water.    I don't think that's a good idea.

 

To get rid of battery acid corrosion just make a mixture of baking soda with vinegar and lightly moisten a toothbrush with the vinegar/baking soda mixture , then scrub off the battery corrosion .    Let dry and then  clean up any baking soda residue with a lightly moistened Q-tip with alcohol.    You don't really want to get it wet .    I'm afraid flushing out the battery chamber with water may have seeped in to the innards and fried the camera's electronics.


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#3 Gareth Blackstock

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 04:49 AM

Hello,
It might help to visit this page and follow the super8 repair link. To fix your prob might be relatively easy.
Www.mishkin.yolasite.com
Good luck, cheap parts cameras are not too hard to find.

Cheers
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