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Hi. I own a film Minolta X700 SLR and the frame advance lever will only go 30 degrees, but won't go the rest of the way to advance the frame. Also, when I push the button to take the picture, the picture won't take. What's wrong with my camera?

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You have no battery

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Go to http://www.twid.de/x700/
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I recently got a minolta x700, it appeared to be working, the shutter would fire and the film advance lever was working fine even without film or batteries, then when i was going through the functions


What happened when your were testing out batteries and changing the modes? Your question is unclear.

I look forward to hearing a followup question.

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BAX

Feb 14, 2014 | Minolta X-700 35mm SLR Camera

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Minolta 700 film advance lever was working, then it wouldnt wind, now it is stuck.


Use or buy a brand new battery from store that sell lot of them.

Do not get from store that only has a few, meaning they have been sitting there for years.

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Where can I get my x700 repaired. The film advance lever is stuck. Also the programme needs replacing. Thanks,


Look in your local yellow pages for a reputable shop. If you don't have one, you can search for camera repair online, but finding someone reputable can be a challenge.

I'd personally recommend KEH Camera, they have a website though which you can contact them. An estimate will run you $35, which is waived if you decide to have the work done. Their prices are on-par with pretty much every other shop I've used for repairs.

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I recently bought a Minolta X-700 but I have found two problems with it. First, the manual film advance does not work. When I try to advance, it just freely moves to right when it should tug a little and...


Ah, the X700, I used one for years until it just got to the point where it was worn out. As you are aware these cameras are mostly in the 25 year old range and if they have not had proper tune ups and maintenance done it is likely that it has issues, and likely had them when it was sold to you. Your best bet would be to take it to a reputable camera repair shop and have them give you an estimate.

Mar 11, 2011 | Minolta X-700 35mm SLR Camera

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I don't know how to load or unload the film for my Minolta x700


You can download the manual from
http://butkus.org/chinon/minolta/minolta_x-700/minolta_x-700.htm

There are illustrated instructions for loading/unloading film beginning on page 17.

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Film advance stuck and metering problem on Minolta X700


Hi, i have the same problem, do you fix it?, can you give me the solution please?

Thanks, my mail is dg_alex_vargas@hotmail.com

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Film Advance levar wont work. Milnolta x-700


The Minolta X-series (X-300/370, X-570, X-700) were known for this issue. Two capacitors under the top and bottom covers go bad over time. They prevent the shutter from releasing, so you cannot wind to re-**** the shutter. If you're handy at these things, you can buy the caps, remove the covers, solder in the new caps, and be fine. This issue is well known and you can find instructions on the web. Or you can send it in for repair. Garry's Camera repair in Niles,ILL will do it cheaply at $58 incl return postage. Look him up on the web.

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Minolta x700 winder broken off camera


needs repairing at a qualified shop
when was it last cleaned or serviced ?
if you think the camera is worthy, since its old how much is it worth to you vs a new one

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The Minolta X-series (X-300/370, X-570, X-700) were known for this issue. Two capacitors under the top and bottom covers go bad over time. They prevent the shutter from releasing, so you cannot wind to re-**** the shutter. If you're handy at these things, you can buy the caps, remove the covers, solder in the new caps, and be fine. This issue is well known and you can find instructions on the web. Or you can send it in for repair. Garry's Camera repair in Niles,ILL will do it cheaply at $58 incl return postage. Look him up on the web.

Mar 22, 2009 | Minolta X-700 35mm SLR Camera

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35 mm, Minolta X700


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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