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Binocular Loss Of Fluid

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My Minolta compact zoom lost it's fluid. Now the gears don't work. They are frozen in place. Can this problem be repaired? Thanks.

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  • Noel St. John Aug 03, 2008

    My binocular are also "frozen". It is very difficult to adjust the focus. One day it was fine. The next it had this problem. I can't speak to a loss of fluid. All I know is it is difficult to adjust the focus -- much force must be used to get the center knob to move.

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    I have the compact 8x25 Minolta; it was difficult to move the focus barrel off and on for several years, and now absolutely impossible.

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I never figured out how to fix it but I bought them at REI and they were able to find the receipt and get a warranty repair. One problem is Minolta no longer makes binoculars so a service center takes care of warranties.The Minolta site has details.

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