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Re: no power to my minolta x570
are the leds lighting in the finder? if not remove batteries and clean contacts with pencil eraser to remove all traces of battery corrosion.
if the leds do not light then there is a problem with the flex circuit. get an estimate before repair as there are no new parts available for this model.
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Here are the most likely: A. Lever will not move on some models if the shutter is already cocked. If the shutter is cocked, and will not release with new batteries INSERTED CORRECTLY, then the most likely is this... Two capacitors in these Minoltas die over time. If you are handy at such things, you can buy the caps, remove top and bottom covers, remove the dead caps and solder in the new ones. Don't Panic. You can find instructions on the web for this well known issue, and you can also opt to send it to a camera repair place. Garrys camera repair in Niles, ILL does it for about $58 incl return shipping. He will also clean, lube and adjust it for ya. Something they all need eventually.
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.
changing the batteries have no effect on film transport, just a coincidence. take the bottom cover off and check the white plastic gear on the film take up side of the camera. if it is broken your X700 may not be repairable as no new parts are available.
push the re-wind button in and try to charge the shutter again. remove film first. if it still just goes part way then a gear is stripped. try to find a camera repair shop that may have good used parts available.
If everything lights in the camera when you test it ,it means the battery is alright,try this trick"Rotate the film advance connection at the bottom of your camera using a nickle (not the battery compartment) the one directly at the bottom of the shutter and should click if there's not you have some bigger problem.Good luck.
First make sure your batteries are OK , camera will not work without two 1.5 v batteries. If your camera still doesnt work this is probably because the shutter is cocked but you cannot release the shutter and that is why you cannot advance the transport mechanism. The shutter release mechanism needs repairing first. SREMEDY : take bottom cover off ( 4 screws ) and locate 220 mf 6v capacitor ( it is the only one in this part of the camera , cant miss it ). Replace the capacitor while you keep an eye on the polarity ( indicated on the casing of the capacitor ) and you camera should work fine ( dont forget camera needs two 1.5v batteries to work ! )