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Minolta maxxum 800si flash won't fire

With a new battery, my flash suddenly just won't fire.  The flash ready icon in the view finder doesn't appear either.  Have I somehow made a mistake in one of the settings, or what? Sam

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SOURCE: Minolta Maxxum 400si 35mm SLR Camera manual

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SOURCE: Minolta MAXXUM 3xi the view finder is very dark(bought second hand)

I no the older Minolta's had an aperture problem the pictures when zooming out after they were developed were very dark. But inside and wide angel shots always came out nice I had to have the aperture base plate replaced on my Minolta Maxxum 3000i my point and shooter, I wish this helped but it sounds like something different in your case it also maybe the aperture acting different in your camera than it did in 1 of mines.

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