Error 9E, what means?

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  1. AndreiF

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    Hi all! I got recently an error on a compact Pentax zoom 105 super camera. Is not shoting anymore. What this comes from? Is something that can be fix?

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    Is the lens properly mounted? Is the f/stop set for automatic operation?
     
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    Its a compact camera from the 1990's.
    Low/weak battery, trash blocking the lens door, trash in the film compartments or a major motor or electronics failure.
    Common household dust can build up and block the lens door from opening fully, paint chips or small pieces of film can block sensors in the take up compartment, corrosion on the DX can prevent them from reading the film cassette.
    Blow it out with compressed air and clean the electronic contacts with a pencil eraser or similar. Replace the battery with a name brand fresh one.
     
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    "Exposure 9"????
     
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    Not according to the manual.
     
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    That would be something if a battery powered device can provide an error message when the battery is not installed correctly!
     
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    I don't know if the OP camera does that but it's possible to design a camera that way.
     
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    I would be interested to hear how any electronic device can provide an error code indicating it's battery has been installed incorrectly but that would surely hijack the thread . . . :D
     
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    Early camera electronics did not have a blocking diode to prevent damage to the camera circuity if the batteries were installed incorrectly then camera manufacturers started including them in circuit design.
    An extra diode that blocks correct polarity will pass incorrect polarity which then can be connected to an error light/lcd readout with minimal circuity involved and very low cost. Especially useful when targeting the amateur/advanced amateur market.
     
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