Pentax Auto 110 spares


Link Posted 05/09/2012 - 20:35
I have been given a Pentax Auto 110 but it has no battery holder. I have ordered some batteries for it, does anyone know where I can pick one up from or as any body got a spare one they what to part with, failing that is there a way to keep the batteries in without it.



Link Posted 05/09/2012 - 23:50
That's quite an essential bit, so why not phone round the repair houses to see if anyone has the part you need?

I would start with Asahi Photo and Harrow Technical.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 06/09/2012 - 08:33
I have the 110 sitting around... and the battery holder is not the strongest part of the camera
I'll probably be able to take some shots of how it fits in - but from memory I don't think there's much you can do without it
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Link Posted 06/09/2012 - 10:23
thanks for your help I rang Asahi Photo and they will have a look and ring me back
so keeping me fingers crossed, Harrow Technical don't seem to deal with the 110.
just seems a shame a camera is defunct for the want of a battery holder the camera seems in good condition but unless I can get batteries in there I cannot tell if its ok. I just need someone who has a broken camera but with a battery holder.

I will keep looking



Link Posted 06/09/2012 - 10:28
There is a camera fair near Derby this weekend, so it might be worth a visit there if you are close enough.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 06/09/2012 - 10:46
A bit to far for me but thanks for the suggestion
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Link Posted 06/09/2012 - 11:24
There are many spare parts always available for the Auto 110 on ebay

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Link Posted 06/09/2012 - 14:04
to gartmore
that was one of my first things to try
I tried emailing the guy but had no reply


Link Posted 06/09/2012 - 14:40
Just had a look at mine and I think you'll find the batteries will fit in just fine without the little holder as all the connection/conductors are in the camera body not the holder, they're just a bit more tricky to get back out.

Holder looks like this:

Batteries inserted without holder - Note that the top one goes in with the +ve to the right, and the lower one is reversed.

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Link Posted 06/09/2012 - 21:33
scouter wrote:
Thank you for your help crossed-up I will try that when I get my batteries,
What stops the batteries from touching each other or does that not matter.


It probably would. Cut a small bit of plastic off something and slip it in between them. K.
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Link Posted 06/09/2012 - 21:40
Thanks for your help eveyone I put the batteries in as suggested by crossed up
and I have power yeah now of to Lomography to order some 110 film



Link Posted 06/09/2012 - 21:45
Yes, it would matter if they touch, but the compartment is actually shaped to keep the cells separated. The recess follows the shape of the bottom holder, so each cell actually sits in a little semicircular trough.

EDIT - oops, I posted before I saw that you had replied above! Glad you have it working.
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Link Posted 17/02/2016 - 22:39
Glad to see this thread! My recently acquired full 110 kit has the same problem with the camera. Now if I can get the winder battery cover fixed or replaced or....


Link Posted 12/09/2016 - 06:57
I've just recently acquired a Pentax auto 110 with the similar problem only the battery compartment is shattered. I've seen that this is a common problem but can anyone tell me if it still usable even with the damage?


Link Posted 12/09/2016 - 09:11
There's only one way to find out! But if you post a picture of the damage it might help us offer any helpful suggestions we might have.
Best regards, John
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