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Camera is dead: no LED lights in the viewfinder

Hi - this camera wasn't used for while (~2years). I added new batteries but it seems dead: no LED light are lighting up in the viewfinder and the shutter does not respond. Now, I saw many posts about shutter issues related to dried-out capacitors, but in all those cases, LED lights would work. Few posts alluded to "electrical" issues, like shorts, preventing power to pass to all the parts in the camera. I tested voltages out of the battery case, and on the circuit that you would see when opening the bottom of the camera, and voltage is fine over there. Anybody had the same problem? Anyone able to suggest what else I could check?

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Left unused for two years

=***** for a camera


see if it fits in the waste basket

Posted on Apr 06, 2017

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SOURCE: film advance lever stuck

This sounds like shutter release problem and can be fixed by replacing a 3v 220 mf capacitor ( leaking by now because they do not last more than 8-10 years and your camera is 25 years old ). You can do it your -self but will need a soldering iron and a replacement capacitor : remove bottom cover and locate small ( usually black in colour ) capacitor on the right hand side of the camera. Unsolder -- keeping an eye on polarity which is marked on the outside of the capacitor-- and replace with new one. Switch camera on and it should release the shutter and you are back in the saddle.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007

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SOURCE: My camera doesn't work when I press the shutter release

I think the timing of the shutter winding gears has slipped a tooth or two. look at the picture in this image:

http://www.twid.de/x700/pic03.jpg

Near the motor drive coupler at the bottom you will see a blue and a white gear. Look closely at the blue gear and you will see a line on the top of it. That line needs to be pointed at the center of the white gear when the camera has been released and ready to be advanced again.

If you wish to proceed, I will tell you how to re-time the gears.

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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SOURCE: new batteries...yet it still does not function.

Was the battery's removed before storing camera? If not corrosion on battery cap and contacts in battery holder. Clean with a pencil eraser, careful with the contact in battery comp.
If not fixed then you have flex circuit problems and that means your camera is a" paper weight" as no parts are available for this model.

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Minolta X 300 camera On replacing batteries

on this camera can you lock shutter button down?
may have moved it changing battery.
take out battery may release it
is battery up the right way?

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

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