Question about Minolta Photography
I've recently unearthed an XG9 in great condition. Turns out the battery was in there for some time, not sure how long. The red light on the indicator used to go on when I did a B.C, then it came and went intermittently and now there's no light. The shutters seem not to fire occasionally but the thing is I can see the red LED's inside the viewfinder.
Q1) Not sure if it's just the batteries are dead or if it's related to the contacts. (I've rotated and turned the shutter switches). Gonna get some new batteries and see.
Q2) How critical is the aperture mirror issue. I don't see the f-stop value so I suspect it has fallen off too. Is this an urgent thing to get fixed? I don't hear anything rattling inside.
Thanks for your help. I've unearthed a beauty here with a few lenses in mint condition and would like to be this thing ready to go.
First clean the battery cap and contacts with a pencil eraser including cap threads.
the aperture mirror is located on front of the prism. remove the two screws on the front prism cover, remove the cover. you will see the holders for 2 tiny mirrors one of the mirrors fell off and must be found before it gets jambed in the mechanism.if it's not around the prism anywhere take off the bottom cover and check there. gently shake and tap the camera . the mirror has glue on the base side and may be stuck. when found re-glue to the holder.
Posted on Sep 09, 2009
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