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Maxxum 5 the film is rewinded and can't open back cover, red light still on

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Rewind the film first. If the door is still locked, then procede with a plan outlined on page 121 of your camera manual(lever on the right side of the camera)here is a digital copy of it.

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The Maxxum 5 manual describes the fix in the technical section at the end of the manual. It must be a comon problem. Thank you Minolta for putting in the manual excape mechanism.

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What you are describing is the film chamber lock indicator. Basically, once a film is loaded, you cannot accidentally (or intentionally!) open the camera until the film has been fully rewound. This is to prevent you ruining a film. The red indicator is just to let you know it's locked.

More details are on page 23 of the camera's manual. If you haven't got one, you can download it from here.


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