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The frame counter on my old Minolta X-300 camera no longer works. Is there a way to get it working again?

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SOURCE: Frame Counter Indicator does not go beyond the 26th and 27th Frame

Considering the age of the camera, you probably have a broken indicator gear in the top of the camera. The chances of getting it replaced aren't good. If it still works otherwise, I wouldn't worry about it. Just use 24 exposure film.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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SOURCE: FRame Counter does not move beyond the 26th Frame even in a 36 roll Film

Simple, the film counter unit has plastic gears underneath. the gear position or gear has worned out. simply replace the counter unit and adjust. This can be performed by any local repair shop for less than $100. -James. for further assistance email, go to www.camerarepairjapan.com

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: sigma 70-300 +''no lense attached'' w/ sony a200 dslr

clean brass contacts with qtip and rubbing alcohol. let air dry couple of hours. do the body and the lens. hope that helps

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Minolta X 300 camera On replacing batteries

on this camera can you lock shutter button down?
may have moved it changing battery.
take out battery may release it
is battery up the right way?

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

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