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My Minolta X-700 with new batteries is still dead

I have cleaned the battery compartment and the batteries with an
eraser and has not solved the problem. I want to remove the
bottom plate but do not want to twist off the little screw. How it
the best way to loosen the screws without breaking off?

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you will need a jewelers + type screwdriver. just turn screws to the left, remove the screws and bottom plate. push re-wind button in first. check the small white gear at the bottom of take up spool. if its broken it may be hard to replace as no new parts are available for this model.

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