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Don't start properly

When I put the battery the unusual sound create (tik..tik..tik?) for some second .it seems that some gears not correctly roll over and turn. Then the sound stop and all data blank on DATA PANEL without stopping. Then don't work all bottoms. This problem happened immediately without any event. We toke some photo and after bring out from our bag and switch on we found this problem. We didn't use this camera for one year. Please advices us the solution. The camera is Minolat Vira Zoom 70.and serial No. is 36931645.

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On my lens if switch to Micro Mode the Auto focus is disabled, Also it is a stupid question but you are using a AF lens and not a xi series or manual focus lens.

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SOURCE: Instructions for a Minolta Freedom Zoom 70 C Camera

Hi - You can download the manual by clicking the link underlined in blue below:

Freedom Zoom 70 C

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Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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SOURCE: F stop settings not responding

It could be that the camera's aperture stop-down magnets have failed, causing the camera to shoot everything fully stopped-down (e.g. all shots at F22 or F16). There doesn't appear to be a cure for this (at least not one that makes financial sense). Change the shutter speed over a range, then look into the lens - does it stop down fully every time? Try changing the f-stop - does it still stop down fully every time (the iris goes very small - same size on every shot)?
If yes, it's the magnets. If you've invested a lot in lenses, try a Sony digital SLR - your lenses will work with that, or pick up another Minolta film body - perhaps something substantially newer, where the aperture magnets haven't had a chance to fail.

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Blinking film on screen.

Sounds like the batteries went dead, and the internal lithium memory battery was already dead, causing it to forget the settings. install fresh batteries, and reset the ISO of youtr film by holding down the ISO button, and pressing the up/down buttons behind the shutter release. That should return it to normal, but you will have the same problem again whenever you are changing the batteries until you replace the lithium cell. To change the lithium cell, remove tha battery pack, and open the metal plate in the camera's battery compartment. The cell is a lithium CR 2016.

If that does not fix it, you may have a broken camera.


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SOURCE: the data panel has some black marks in it, can

Your camera is now about a quarter of a century old so model-specific spare parts like the LCD and rubber trim panels are as rare as fresh **** ****. The situation is worsened as Minolta no longer exist. Unless you look for another example for spares then you'll just have to live with the faults, but the discoloured rubber parts (I imagine they've gone from near black to a variable milky appearance) can be improved by using automotive refinishing products. Some exterior vinyl and rubber products work well as do the kind of tyre blacking polishes which dry completely without rubbing off easily. If you look for a replacement/spares donor then check out your local FreeCycle and Freegle groups (the latter is UK only). Many old 35mm SLR's, especially the later highly electronic auto everything models like yours, are virtually worthless so can often be obtained for free these days. I hope that you have found my reply to be of use; please take a moment to rate my answer.

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