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3 -4 secs. vibration and unstable viewfinder image at power up

Minolta Dimage Z5 works fine except that on power-up the image in theviewfinder seems to roll or shake and appears as multiple images for 2or 3 seconds until the image locks in. It is the same in bothviewfinders. Then all is well. There is a a certain amount of internalknocking /vibration during this time.(It is over and above the normalsound of the lens mechanism which I know from my Z1) The frequency ofvibration varies from very fast to four or five knocks a second. Itseems to come from the real of the lens or behind the largerviewfinder. Nothing is obviously loose or jamming . Power-offworks ok. Zoom works ok. Focus seems ok. Exposure is accurate.Batteriesare new. I recently purchased camera second hand. I have had severalZ1and other cameras none with anything similar. Local dealer has notcome across the fault before either. Hope you can help. I know Minoltaparts are like hen's teeth, but I would like to have some idea of whatit is.

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Turn the camera off. Take out the card. Take out the battery. Put in the card. Put in the battery. Turn the camera on.

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SOURCE: Dimage Z5 lens and screen problems

Minolta has been bought by Sony and they're very tight with parts for repair. Unfortunately, it'll have to be repaired by Sony. Go here for details: http://eservice.sony.com/webrma/web/index.do

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Hi, I have the same black area in the corner of my shot, and 'fluttering' on turning the camera on. Have called Jessops and a local independent camera shop. Both have told me that Minolta have been bought by Sony, and as such, there is no support for the Minolta cameras, which is very poor. Also, the price of cameras has come down so much over the last few years, that it is cheaper to buy a replacement than to attempt to have it repaired. A Fuji Finepix S5700 was suggested by my independant shop...does a similar job to the Dimage and costs £99. I was quoted £125 to have the Dimage looked at by Jessops! It's a no-brainer for me, although very annoying as I love my Dimage.
Hope this helps a little.

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This is a symptom commonly listed for DiMAGE cameras listed on EBay for 'parts only'. Dropping the camera I had caused the same problem and carefully 'smacking' the camera once again did solve the problem but that may have been dumb luck. Sorry but it is a service task that may cost more than the camera.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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