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Recently dropped my Konica/Minolta Maxxum 7D. Everything works except the shutter release won't allow picture to be snapped. Flashing lights on the inside tell me that the internat stabilization is having problems.?

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  • minolta 7D Mar 20, 2008

    The automatic lens focuses just fine. It's the shutter release that isn't working.?

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A possible disalignment of the some part of the gear which makes the lens to move..

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

  • pincer
    pincer Mar 20, 2008

    due to instant shock cause of dropping it, that why some rotating part inside are not well aligned to each other part..

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