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Anti-shake problem My Konica Minolta 7D stopped taking pictures. It will still auto-focus, but nothing happens when you press the shutter button all the way down. The problem I experience is: 1. Shutter does not release. 2. When camera is powered up, after the initial lens shuffle a clicking sound is heard. 3. The auto shake bars (all five of them) to the right of the view finder are blinking 4. Show 0 (zero) as the number of frames remaining in the view finder. 5. The problem is intermittent, i.e., it goes away after letting the camera rest for some time, but then recurs. This is a now well-known problem which Sony still refuses to accept as a 7D defect

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    Tiago Sacchetti Sep 21, 2017

    Hello. Did anybody here actually tried to fix the tebure assy? I don't mean buying a new one, I mean really fixing it. My 7D has the rattle of dead but I know it is a symptom sensitive to temperature (camera in the fridge works fine). So the tebure assy is not burned or permanently destroyed, it has some kind of design flaw that doesn't allow it to work properly over time. Maybe plastic creep on the sensor holder? Or reduced power of the permanent magnet on the position detection MEMS? Really FIXiNG tips would be appreciated. Thanks

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Symptom 1: referred to as FFB (Firts Frame Black). this is when you do not use the camera for a while and when you attempt to take the first snap shot, the Shutter is either stuck, or takes a blank/black picture (some cases the picture came out bluish). Sometimes the camera would freeze and you would need to remove the battery and re-insert it in order to reset the camera. Usually the camera comes back to life and and is usuable for a while until you store it. Sony will fix this free as they identified it as a design flaw in which the remedied (incorrect gear size for the Shutter charge assembly). Contact Sony support as they own all Minolta camera assets and tell them you have the FFB or First Frame Black problem and they will set up a ticket and instructions on where and how to send it.
symptom 2: Camera does not respond at all to the shutter release. Focus is fine, menu works, every function works no problem except for the most important - taking a picture (releasing the shutter). When you first turn on the camera, you hear the Antishift module attempt to center the CCD with a series of clicking noise for 5 or so seconds (not a good sign, also called the death rattle). All 5 AS bars in the view finder are blinking. In this case, the Tebure Assembly (AS Module) has failed and will need replacing. This is not cheap - sending it in to Precision Camera will run you around $250-$280. You can do it yourself if you order the assembly from Sony: Item - ( TEBURE ASSY ), U3008233U, $118.22 ea. via 1-800-488-7669 (will take 3-4 weeks). And follow the service manual to install and calibrate it (via the service manual download at http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/topic36109_post396839.html#396839).
However, if your camera experienced the FFB and then siezed (symptom 2) you can probably still get Sony to repair it free as its one charge for a complete camera repair. Call them up and tell them your situation.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

  • Scott Altmann Aug 09, 2012

    Thanks for a very complete reply. My only comment is that, while I would anticipate having few problems with replacing the Tebure assembly, calibrating it is likely to be impossible without the HIT controller. Best regards, Scott

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