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I have changed both betteries. The field where the info is says help I do not know what to do. A roll of film got stuck halfway thru. I don't know if it was the battery or the camera I have never had trouble with this camera which I bought from ritz Camera store aand which is now defunct. it is a dynax 500si maxxum 400si Thank you!

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  • rcampbell84 Apr 22, 2009

    Dear Iversh
    I have gotten the film out and bought new batteries.  I still cannnot get the camera to turn on except for the   help  sign in the window.  
    I have put a new roll of film in and it will not advance nor will the camera really go on .  I just has that help sign in the window   I have never had trouble with it before.   I thought the film was wasdefective  but the half roll printed beautifully? after I wrestled it out.  In other words the camera stopped functioning.  The manual says to just take the batteries outand re insert them...Did that but no results.  Please help as I need this.....thanks

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A couple of things to make sure:

-the battery is in the right position
-is the battery showing a full charge in the data panel
-after turning it on, press the P (program auto) button
-is there film in the camera-if so does it show as properly loaded
-it could be the smaller watch quartz battery that needs replacing, it's found in the back of the camera

If you need a manual, here's a link. It tells you the exact battery types you need to use.

http://www.vikenk.com/minolta_manual.htm

If that doesn't help, I would take it for a service to a camera shop as this seems to be a common problem with that model of camera.

I hope that info helped.

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At the bottomside of the camera you should see a tiny hole, inset a straightened paperclip into it, this will manually release the film.. if its a button type just pressing it wud do... try this if u havent yet...
the roll wud get stuck for two reasons... if u ve wound the film in the opposite direction or
It is possible that the film has broken free from the canister. You may have to try and push it back in the canister by hand



if that doesnt help.....you have to slowly pull the film out by hand. Sounds like there is just a minor jam and thats why the batteries are messing up. Just try to pull everything out because that will be the only way to free it. I see this problem all to often I work with Kodak. Im sure if you take your time and gently pull the film out turn the camera off and back on the cmaera will reset itself and should work just fine.


hope this was helpful thank you good luck with ur camera have a nice day

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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