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How do I change film in my Minolta xg-a camera ?

How do I open my minolta XG-A Camera to change film ?

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First push in the rewind button on bottom of camera, then turn the rewind knob to the right to rewind any film that's in the camera. then pull up on the rewind knob to open the back cover.

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Pull out the rewind-crank (on the left hand side spool) and lift it. This will open the back of the camera. Be sure to rewind the film first or you'll get it all exposed.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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Hi - You can download the manual by clicking the link underlined in blue below:

minolta XG-1

See page 15:

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