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35 mm, Minolta X700

The lever that advances the film on my Minolta X700 35 mm film camera is not advancing the film. It has no grip on the cylinder that turns the film.
I can't even find a place that can fix it. My favorite camera shop has just gone out of business thanks to the advancing of digital photography and the online prints I suppose.

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  • eddie35mm Dec 16, 2008

    There is a shop up north that says it can fix it for $80.

    I might send it up there if I can find that e-mail again.

  • eddie35mm Dec 16, 2008

    It's probably the gear.

    I just bought a new digital, a PowerShot, so I'm not too concerned.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    dial 35 film won't advance

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Is the re-wind button stuck in? If so it can be released by moving the take-up sprocket manually. If that did not work there is a broken take up gear. This was a common problem with the X700, a white plastic gear was used at the bottom of the take up spool mechanism that just was not strong enough especially when trying to get just one more shot from the roll of film. No new parts are available.

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