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Shutter Blades out on Minolta Maxxum 7000 - Minolta Maxxum 7000 35mm SLR Camera

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  • roysboy1957 Feb 13, 2008

    Hi, they are out of place...

  • Kevin Pettit
    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    Meaning the blades don't open or they are out of place?

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It is possible to fit them back since they are flexible. It does require a gentle touch, with a lot of patience. I use angled tweezers for this task.

Replacement parts are no longer available. Used cameras can be found on ebay and the like.

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I do not know for certain. You might find that answer on the Yahoo Minolta groups.
The Maxxum 7000 was introduced to the US market in 1985. Sold as the Alpha 7000 in Japan and Dynax elsewhere, it was replaced by the 7000i in a couple years. Then the 700, the 700xi, the 700si, the 70 and the 7 was the last film based 7 series. There
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You might check that. corrosion can be cleaned with vinegar.

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