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I have a Minolta Maxxum 400 si that when I was taking a picture the other day it suddenly went very dark in the view finder. The camera is about 15 years old but has been a very good one. I use it only infrequently as I have three other digital cameras. I have never had any other problem. Do you think you can fix this.

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Take off the lens and check if the mirror has stuck in the up position. This sometimes happens in old cameras.

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