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Hi, I have a Minolta x 370 camera. I loaded film and turned the crank, but it wasn't a smooth crank, after cranking it twice, the crack went completely slack. Can you tell me why I'd did this please? And how can I fix it.
Looks like the film snapped out of the cranking wheel.
You'd have to open the film door and insert the film again.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First make sure your batteries are OK , camera will not work without two 1.5 v batteries. If your camera still doesnt work this is probably because the shutter is cocked but you cannot release the shutter and that is why you cannot advance the transport mechanism. The shutter release mechanism needs repairing first. SREMEDY : take bottom cover off ( 4 screws ) and locate 220 mf 6v capacitor ( it is the only one in this part of the camera , cant miss it ). Replace the capacitor while you keep an eye on the polarity ( indicated on the casing of the capacitor ) and you camera should work fine ( dont forget camera needs two 1.5v batteries to work ! )
Posted on Oct 11, 2007
Two possibilities 1) film was not properly loaded ( and so what you took to the lab was a blank , unexposed film ) or 2) shutter is not opening . To check set camera to slow speed like 8 th of a second open back and see if you get proper opening/closing of shutter. If not then camera will have to go in. Cost ? not more than $100.
Posted on Nov 16, 2007
not solution, but a suggestion, something to look for/try.
i think it is trying to tighten it and take up the slack in the spool. there might be little red dots or something like that on the inside when you open it up. you are supposed to have the film go to a certain spot before you close it. normally, the film is sticking out the right length, but you might have to pull it out extra first. you might also have to tuck the end of the film behind a roller or in front of a roller before you close it. look for really tiny diagrams inside the camera, or maybe just tiny arrows indicating which way the film is supposed to wind. good luck with your class!
Posted on Jan 20, 2009
SOURCE: Film Advance lever stuck
When you press on the shutter release does it "click"? A few hard taps with the end of your finger onto the shutter reelase button may unjam it if it is stuck...
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
Here are the most likely:
A. Lever will not move on some models if the shutter is already cocked. If the shutter is cocked, and will not release with new batteries INSERTED CORRECTLY, then the most likely is this...
Two capacitors in these Minoltas die over time. If you are handy at such things, you can buy the caps, remove top and bottom covers, remove the dead caps and solder in the new ones. Don't Panic.
You can find instructions on the web for this well known issue, and you can also opt to send it to a camera repair place. Garrys camera repair in Niles, ILL does it for about $58 incl return shipping. He will also clean, lube and adjust it for ya. Something they all need eventually.
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
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