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Minolta maxxum 7000 35 mm camera

I took out my carmera inserted new batties. I snaped one pic and the shutter won't open again. If I shut it off and wait it will open again. I'm not sure if the camera is broken or just a program I need to shut off.


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I had the same problem. After I replaced the lithium backup battery, everything works perfectly. It is a CR2016 watch battery and it is located behind the silover plate inside the battery compartment. Remove the 6 screws and replace the battery. Note the polarity when you remove the plate because the camera will not operate if if it is put in backwards.


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