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Aperture ring control

I got this camera from my sister in law 3rd hand she never got a chance to even run the 1st roll through it before getting a digital and giving it to me. i put a new battery in and a roll and snapped a test shot and got a HELP message i checked out a few things and came up the conclusion that the aperture ring control is stuck problem is i dont know how to begin repairing it i believe he i can get the part and a manual i can do the job myself

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SOURCE: Minolta Maxxum 400si is locked up

link to your manual, it tells us that we have a winding motor problem, I would do as you have done, so I would ensure that batterys are in great shape, the only other thing I could suggest is to try to turn the winding motor by hand in case it is just locked up. Failing that I presume the motor has died and needs replacement.

Posted on Dec 05, 2007

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SOURCE: Minolta 35mm X-370 stuck shutter

You are probably on the right track with the batteries. Stick some fresh ones in and the shutter should release. Your may need to use the advance lever to re-**** the shutter and drop the mirror down. You could also try removing the lens and manually pushing the mirror down to see if it stays in the down position.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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Turn the aperture ring on the lens to its smallest setting (largest f/number). You can control the aperture from the camera body, the same way as with a lens without an aperture ring.

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The lens is supposed to be locked at its smallest setting (largest f/number). You can control the aperture from the camera body, the same was as on a lens without an aperture ring. For example, in aperture priority mode (A), simply turn the command dial. In manual mode (M), hold down the exposure compensation button while turning the command dial.

That was for a lens with the electronics to communicate with the camera. If you have a purely mechanical lens, you must shoot in manual mode and control the aperture by turning the ring on the lens. There should be a small orange slide near the aperture ring, Slide it toward the front of the lens to unlock the ring.

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This normally means that the lens is not locked at its smallest aperture. Are you getting this with the 18-70mm lens? If so, try cleaning the electrical contacts, both on the back of the lens and in the mount on the body.

If you're getting this on a lens with an aperture ring, it's perfectly normal. Simply turn the ring to its smallest aperture (largest f/number) and lock it. You can let the camera control the aperture, or control it from the body yourself, the same way as on a lens without an aperture ring.

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In S mode, lock the aperture ring as above. Turning the command dial changes the shutter speed and the aperture changes to match.

In A mode, control the aperture by turning the aperture ring on the lens and the shutter speed with change to match.

In M mode, control the aperture by turning the aperture ring on the lens and control the shutter speed by turning the command dial.

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