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My Minolta flash 280px does not sync with my Minolta x700

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This is light seal material that keeps the film chamber light tight to prevent contamination of the film. If this is bad, chances are the camera itself will need some servicing. The light meter and shutter speeds need to be calibrated as well as the lubricants changed in the cameras various mechanisms. This can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.

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