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My Minolta X-700 has no LED's lighting up and film advance lever is stuck. New batteries fitted and get beeps but problem stays the same. Any advice greatly appreciated. Derek.

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  • Derek J Pollard Apr 14, 2009

    Excellent advice. I am quite sure that this is the problem but I cannot source the 220uF 4volt caps here in South Africa. So I will see if I can pirate parts off an old low voltage power supply.

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There is a capacitor that goes bad in the X series. You can find themon eBay. A simple soldering job. One is in the bottom of the camera and the other is at the top.

Here is the picture regarding disassembling the top :
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Here is the picture regarding disassembling the bottom :
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Picture of electrical parts :
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The frequent electronic failure of the X700 seems to be a simple failure of two 220uF/4V capacitors.
Simply replace them and it works again !

Picture of location of capacitor 1 (BMy Minolta X-700 has no - 744ab93.jpgbr />744ab93.jpg


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Picture of location of capacitor 2 (Top)
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Schematic of location (cap 2)
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Here is a picture of another camera with same problem :
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Here is a very detailed guide of the parts and its dissembling.
http://twid.de/x700/disas.html


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Hope I helped with the repair of your problem.
An Accept from you is how I get paid.
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