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

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Re: maxxum 5

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.

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

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