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MINOLTA XG-1 & XG-9

I RECENTLY PURCHASED 2 MINOLTA 35MM'S.
AN XG-1 & XG-9. BOTH ARE USED. THE FILM ADVANCE LEVER WILL
NOT ADVANCE ON EITHER CAMERA. CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME
ADVICE?

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  • Chuffman Dec 01, 2008

    Im having the same problem. So far I have found that it could be a capacitor but I guess the one in the XG9 doesnt normally go bad. Another option:

    If you own an XG 1, XG 2, XG 7, XG 9, XG-SE, XG-E, or XG-S that is notfunctioning properly (erratic light meter, miss-firing, no meteractivity) try the following to see if it helps. Remove the lens androtate the aperture control at the top of the lens mount all the way tothe right and then back again about 30 times. Also rotate the shutterspeed dial all the way around clockwise about 30 times. Most of thetime this will get the camera working properly again. These modelssuffer from bad contact surfaces that build up a patina, which in turnbreaks the signal, causing the camera to malfunction. Rotating theshutter speed dial and flipping the aperture lever helps to clean thesesurfaces and restore contact.

    Good Luck. Please post if you find an answer!

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If everything lights in the camera when you test it ,it means the battery is alright,try this trick"Rotate the film advance connection at the bottom of your camera using a nickle (not the battery compartment) the one directly at the bottom of the shutter and should click if there's not you have some bigger problem.Good luck.

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Traderholt,

the only real way to get the shutters to fire ( if not a mechanical problem ) is to take the top covers off and clean the contacts of all the sliding switches. both camera's are similar. check the flex circuit on top of the prism to be sure there is no broken circuits from impact damage not visible from the top cover .clean the battery covers and contacts. now the led's should light and the shutters fire. if the shutters don't fire then it's a component part on the flex circuit or mechanical failure. there are no new parts available for these models.

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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