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I cannot wind the camera

I just recently bought a Minolta XG-A and I found out that I cannot wind the camera at all even when the camera is turned on. I bought batteries because I thought it was dead, but the same thing happen. I could not turn the rewind crank and I could not take a picture. Please Help!

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Yellokp13,

if the led's light in the finder you have a mechanical problem.
if the led's don't light in the finder then turn the shutter select knob left & right around 5 times do this also to the off / on switch. remove batteries and clean the contacts with pencil eraser.
if the leds still don't light then you have a flex circuit problem.

i am assuming there is no film in the camera.
if you decide to have the camera repaired get an estimate first as there are no new parts available.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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2. Turn on and off for two or three times.
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