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Film Advance won't work on Minolta X-700

The film advance on my Minolta X-700 will not work.  I replaced the batteries today and there is power (the lights inside showing the shutter speed now light up, and the sound comes on when I try to take a photo with the self timer), but the film advance won't go past about 30 degrees or so.  In the past when this happened, changing the batteries fixed the problem.  Any advice for a cheap, quick fix?

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Changing the batteries have no effect on film transport, just a coincidence. take the bottom cover off and check the white plastic gear on the film take up side of the camera. if it is broken your X700 may not be repairable as no new parts are available.
push the re-wind button in and try to charge the shutter again. remove film first. if it still just goes part way then a gear is stripped. try to find a camera repair shop that may have good used parts available.



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4. The Minolta X-series were well known to have a problem. Two cheap capacitors on the later models would die, locking up the camera. One is under the top plate and the other under the bottom plate. These caps need to be replaced. I suggest you send it to a repair shop for that. Check prices. Garry's camera repair in Niles, IL does a very economical repair on these. It runs about $50 and $8 for return ship. He will also Clean, Lubricate and adjust it.

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Most film cameras can do that, for quick advancement.

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