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New batteries...yet it still does not function.

My minolta x-700 has been idle for a few years.
Recently--i decided to use it again. I have changed the batteries---and there is slight---and only on particular aperture settings --red light showing in the led area.
no other camera functions work---such as the advance level.
how can i be sure the batteries are making contact?
what else could cause these issues?
i am pretty sure its battery related because of no LED lights etc...
what can i do?
thank you...

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Was the battery's removed before storing camera? If not corrosion on battery cap and contacts in battery holder. Clean with a pencil eraser, careful with the contact in battery comp.
If not fixed then you have flex circuit problems and that means your camera is a" paper weight" as no parts are available for this model.

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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