Question about Minolta Maxxum 500si 35mm SLR Camera
I have a Minolta Maxxum 500si 35mm SLR. The mirror is up, blocking viewfinder. I've tried new batteries, etc. Is this something I can fix or I do I just need to trash the camera. It's an older camera. I'm figuring it will cost more than the camera is worth to send out to be repaired.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Dear Minolta friends,
I have recently bought a second hand Maxxum 7000 and a AF lens, but found the body not ocntrolling the aperture while shooting. I know 7000 has someting special. Is my problem is due to lens and body compatibility or actually the malfunction of the body. I am sure the AF lens is ok since i have tried it working with another minolta af body.
Can give me an advice?
Posted on Dec 12, 2007
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
First remove the battery. wipe off the battery contacts. reinstall the battery. Battery may be weak, replace.
If that fails, remove the lens. See the mirror in there?
If its stuck in the up position, you can return it by hand. But I recommend a toothpick. It won't leave fingerprints.
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
Yes, if you have a complete electronics workshop and machine shop. Since you're going to have to acquire a sensor, processor, and all the other parts, and then figure out how to put them all together, it would be much cheaper and easier to just buy a new digital SLR.
Posted on Jun 02, 2010
SOURCE: I need a battery for
You need one 2CR5 lithium cell for your camera. They're still available, see here for details. Note that other suppliers stock them as well, I only link to the supplier provided as they're where I buy mine and the page shows you alternative model numbers that the battery is sometimes known by.
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Posted on Sep 13, 2010
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