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I have Minolta Compact AF 10 10x23 5.3' electronic focus binoculars that will not focus anymore. Can you suggest a repair facility? Thanks, Ron.

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Hi, Do you still need help? I can email the instructions. Tony

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My Binos are doing the same thing, I think it is some fixed mode it is stuck in. Anyone know how to get is back to normal working? Maybe the big AF button is stuck on?

Help please as I can't find my instruction manual.

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