Question about Minolta X-370S 35mm SLR Camera
The film advance lever was extented to far at the end of the roll,now it seems to be stuck and the shutter will not open,i have tried two new batteries,when the camera is turned on the led lights appear for a second then go out.
This sounds like shutter release problem and can be fixed by replacing a 3v 220 mf capacitor ( leaking by now because they do not last more than 8-10 years and your camera is 25 years old ). You can do it your -self but will need a soldering iron and a replacement capacitor : remove bottom cover and locate small ( usually black in colour ) capacitor on the right hand side of the camera. Unsolder -- keeping an eye on polarity which is marked on the outside of the capacitor-- and replace with new one. Switch camera on and it should release the shutter and you are back in the saddle.
Posted on Nov 14, 2007
I have a Minolta X-7A with same problem. Only difference is the capacitor is a 220uf 4v 85*C. Am heading to electronics supply to find one and think this should be a FixYa also since the capacitor looks blown. ThankYou poolseman. Add yourself another vote and up your rating if you can.
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
The things is, i don't have money for these things. Any easier way that a fourteen year old could do it?
Posted on Sep 19, 2008
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