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All pictures have black at top of picture

I have a minolta maxxum 5, when we took pictures with it they all are blacked out at the top of the picture. i am not sure what to do about this. the camera takes great pictures but you never get the whole picture. it rewinds fine. sometimes when the film is loaded it doesn't work right away. sometimes you have to turn it off and on again. i don't know if it is worth the money to get it fixed or not. please help.

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Re: all pictures have black at top of picture

The shutter assembly is not fully open when shooting. Maybe the motor driving is possibly weak already. You have to bring it to the service center, if the price is not right, better buy a digital camera compatible with your minolta lenses. ( films are getting obsolete fast, but the lenses are not)

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