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Minolta Maxxum 400si "help" on screen

I tried taking a pic with a very low F stop and -0s shutter speed, it took way to long to snap the pic and now the screen says Help...I took the bat. out and put it back in and it took one pic then the "help" message came back again...What the f is wrong with my camera, i think i'm gonna have a heartattack

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  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2007

    Nessie:



    Did you ever get an answer for your problem? Now my camera is doing the same thing. When I look through the view it is now dark and when I was able to take a picture I now also get the "HELP" on the display screen. Took out and replaced the battery. Still no luck. Maybe it's time to go to digital.



    Robert

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It is a common problem on these cameras. The gear assembly inside the camera body has failed and needs replacement. $$$

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