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Shutter will not close back to starting position with each shot

I have a Minolta X-370, it has been in storage for the past 5 years as I have a new digital. I wanted to use it but the shutter is stickiing with each shot preventing me from taking another, what should I do? Can you think of why it will not move all the way back into starting position? Please help.

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Cablechick25,

do you mean the shutter doesn't close all the way? put select on B , gently push shutter to the left to fully close the shutter. charge shutter and fire it a few times, it should free itself after a few shots.
any mechanical device needs a periodic clean, lube & adjust, ( CLA ), after not being used for 5 years your X350 just needs that. take it or send to a camera repair shop for an estimate first. there are no new parts available for this model minolta.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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