Question about Minolta Photography
Its not the knob its the little fold out crank. it doesnt click into the home position and feels wiggily.
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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
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,
Hope this helps you
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
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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