Pentax K1000, light meter dont work; what should I do?

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July 21, 2019 / By Brenna

Question: Hi, I bought a Pentax K1000 on ebay. I received the camera four days ago, and noticed the light meter wasn't working. I went to a local camera store and bought a new battery. Installed the battery and the light meter still dosent work. Also as shown in the users manual, I set the asa to 100 and the exposure to B to check the battery, and there is no movement of the needle on the light meter for that either. Today I bought a roll of film, tomorrow I will shoot pictures and get them developed just to see the results from the camera. The camera is for a Photography class, so its a perfect camera for all manual settings. It is an Asahi Pentax K1000, with SMC Pentax-M 1:2 50mm lens, I bought it for $44.00. The body is in great condition all metal. Should I keep the camera, and buy a hand held light meter? Or should I send the camera back? the seller offered a 7 day money back guarantee if not happy with purchase. Thank You.

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