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Rectangle piece keeps falling out when I take lens off.

I was cleaning the inside of my camera, when an opaque rectangle piece fell out. I don't think it is broken, but I'm not sure how to fasten it in. It has tabs on each of the long sides and a small embossed rectange in the center. My camera is a Minolta Maxxium 300si. Is this something I can fix myself, and how??

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That's the Acute Matte Focusing Screen. They are made to be swappable and easily installed. While I don't know the specifics of your camera (I own a Maxxum 7000), I can assure you it's probably easily fixed, and probably not actually broken. Most likely, it's retainer just let go.

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