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Film wont advance

I just replaced the batteries and they work but i can't get my film to advance. The lever pulls out about 30 degrees but thats it. The other post said that if there are metering lights showing it might be the shutter...what are metering lights??

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Metering lights are the LEDs that light up in the viewfinder. Camera on, look in the viewfinder to the right side you will see some lights. As long as these lights come on, P, M, A, *, ^ ,- You have put the batteries in correctly, and they have juice. Otherwise, you got the wrong batteries or put them in backwards.
The Minolta X-series (X-300/370, X-570, X-700) were known for this issue. Two capacitors under the top and bottom covers go bad over time. They prevent the shutter from releasing, so you cannot wind to re-**** the shutter. If you're handy at these things, you can buy the caps, remove the covers, solder in the new caps, and be fine. This issue is well known and you can find instructions on the web. Or you can send it in for repair. Garry's Camera repair in Niles,ILL will do it cheaply at $58 incl return postage. Look him up on the web.

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