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Rewind crank is loose on my Minolta XG 1 Film SLR

Its not the knob its the little fold out crank. it doesnt click into the home position and feels wiggily.

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There is a spring in the bottom of the rewind knob that holds the crank, and it sounds like it has dislodged or the plastic rewind knob is cracked (try small amount of super glue for this). You can rewind the knob off the shaft (open the film door and put something in the rewind fork to keep the shaft from moving) and then turn the rewind knob opposite the direction of the arrow (if the arrow says turn clockwise, then turn counter clockwise). This will allow you to remove the rewind knob assembly and check it for damage, etc. Also, there is a small shaft at the end of the crank. Make sure it is not bent.

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SOURCE: rewinding on a minolta 7000

This seems to be a much simpler question than assumed by the answer above. Did the first answerer have much more information? The simple answer is: Push down the small "R" button on the back of the camera beneath the display and slide the gray knob next to it to the left. This assumes no problem with the film transport mechanism. Stan

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Camera keeps rewinding film

Check the manual rewind button on the bottom plate of the camera. Make sure the button is not jammed under the edge of the button opening. If it is you might be able to carefully pry it out with a sharp pin or tooth pick (be careful not to pierce the button or you could damage the circuit board underneath) Or you could remove the bottom plate and reseat the button (be careful of a loose spring to the film door latch)

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Rewind runs but film still seems stuck & won't rewind-Max 3xi

It could be that there is a broken or missing gear in the rewind. It will spin but not catch. Sometimes when film is loaded it, is not drawing the film across and missing a gear, so it seems like your taking photos and its not. If you sent it to minolta, good luck, they were bought out by Konica, and probably didnt' do a thorough analysis of it.

I have a friend who fixes cameras. Cleans them, lubricates them, and callibrates them,

http://www.cameradr.com/

Hope this helps you

Nate

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SOURCE: How do I change film in my Minolta xg-a camera ?

first push in the rewind button on bottom of camera, then turn the rewind knob to the right to rewind any film that's in the camera. then pull up on the rewind knob to open the back cover.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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How do i open the back cover , and what is the rewind crank ?


You open the back by pulling upwards on the rewind crank. The rewind crank is on the top of the camera on the left (as you look through the viewfinder) in the center of the knob that sets the film speed. The crank is folded into the knob. DON'T open the back until you have rewound the film. You will have to press a button on the bottom of the camera to release the film before you can rewind.

It will be a lot easier if you can get an experienced person to show you the first time.

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You normally rewind cameras to remove exposed film. On an XG-A, there is a small button on the base plate (bottom of camera) which releases the sprocket drive and allows you to rewind the film back into the cassette using the "flip out" rewind button (top right, in above picture).

Here's the manual, which identifies all the parts:
http://www.cameramanuals.org/minolta_pdf/minolta_xg-a.pdf

An ME is broadly similar.... I doubt either is broken - they are a fairly solid build.

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After rewinding the film, nudge the little switch between the ISO dial and the rewind crank counterclockwise and lift up on the rewind knob until it catches. Then pull up a bit more and the back should spring open.

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I can't get my film to rewind in my camera. Help!!!


  1. there s a small silver button on the bottom that releases the film so it can be rewound
  2. the rewind crank is on the left side on top, a little are flips out to allow you to crank it. Turn in direction of the arrow until you feel the tension release.
If you already did this and you feel hat there is still film in the camera the next question is
  1. did you load the film correctly - if not the film did not advance and thus no tension when you rewound the film
  2. is the film broken off inside the camera - too much pressure when rewinding the film without releases the clutch (little silver button)

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How to load new film


push the rewind button on the bottom of the camera, then turn the rewind knob to the right to rewind any film that may be in the camera. Lift the rewind knob up to open the back door. remove the film canister if there.
on the new film canister pull enough film to reach the take up spool. attach the leader to the spool and close the back door, advance the film to counter number 1. enjoy.

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How do I change film in my Minolta xg-a camera ?


first push in the rewind button on bottom of camera, then turn the rewind knob to the right to rewind any film that's in the camera. then pull up on the rewind knob to open the back cover.

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yellokp13,

if the led's light in the finder you have a mechanical problem.
if the led's don't light in the finder then turn the shutter select knob left & right around 5 times do this also to the off / on switch. remove batteries and clean the contacts with pencil eraser.
if the leds still don't light then you have a flex circuit problem.

i am assuming there is no film in the camera.
if you decide to have the camera repaired get an estimate first as there are no new parts available.

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Hello

This is a nice easy one.

To open the back cover, you need to find the rewind crank, this is on the left hand side as you look through the camera.

The knob ontop of the camera has a small black handle that folds out from the middle, unfold this then grasp the whole knob and lift it up away from the body of the camera you will feel the a spring tension and the keep pulling and the back cover will pop open.

http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/manuals/film-cameras/film_mf_slr/x_7a/x_7a_manual.pdf

This link will let you download the owners manual for this camera,

I hope this helps.

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