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Power I recently bought a Minolta XG-1. I replaced the batteries (357/303 Energizer), but the camera will not power up. What do you suggest?

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  • menurse3 Apr 09, 2009

    I recently found my Minolta XG-1 camera in a closet. Replaced the batteries, put some film in it but, despite the fact that the battery check light tells me my batteries are okay, I don't get a view out of the viewfinder (total darkness and no, the lens cap is not on!) and the shutter button does not click when pressed.

    Everything seems to "work" fine--the film advancer is working, the ASA wheel moves w/o a hitch....

    Is it just that its that old and hasn't been used since the 80's? Should I give up on it? Just thought it'd be fun to go back to the "good ol' days" of taking pictures every now and then.

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1. Remove the batteries and replace with proper alignment of POLARITIES positive and negative.
2. Turn on and off for two or three times.
3. Load the film in the champers correctly.
4. Aim the camera at the proper lighting objects and try with the different aperture and speed settings.

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