rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,

Running Afoul of the Inanimate

All my pent-up LJ comment reply e-mails emerged from the digital ether (the e-ther?) in one great gush this afternoon. Presumably, the problem is fixed, and we can go back to ignoring comments the old-fashioned way; deliberately. :-D

The battery in my Olympus camera died. This particular model of camera, about twenty years old, has a proprietary battery which the camera owner cannot change. The camera needs to be taken to an authorized Olympus dealer or repair person, who will order the battery and install it. I've only had this done once before, and it took about three weeks. Rats! I have a 36 exposure roll in the camera, with only six frames left. The last time I had the battery changed, I had to take it all the way to Chico, since there were no authorized technicians in Paradise. A new repair shop has opened since then, and I hope they can do it, so I can save the trip, and the even more troublesome making-of-arrangements-for-the-trip. But I won't find out until Monday, if they can do the work. They are only open from 11:00 to 15:00, Monday through Thursday. I also don't know how much it will cost. Last time, which was over ten years ago, it was $35.00. I'd be very surprised if the price hasn't gone up. In the meantime, I'm stuck with only my crappy Fuji Zoom 90 Blurmaster Special. Ah, technology. Can't live with it, can't flush without it.

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