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CAMERA PROBLEMS MY KONICA MINOLTA 7D MAXXUM TAKES ONLY BLANK PICTURES AND CUTS OFF AFTER ONE OF THESE. IT HAS PRODUCED BLANK SHOTS ON THE FIRST PICTURES AFTER IT HAS BEEN CUT OFF FOR A WHILE. NOW ALL ARE BLANK THANKS CATBIRD

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  • dulsin May 30, 2008

    Same problem here. Sony wants $281 to fix it

  • acimdreamer Jul 03, 2008

    Well it USED to do that, but now it does nothing at all. I went from having a blank first picture, where I had to shut it off and turn it back on - then it was fine - until last night, when I turned it on - it made a slight power-up noise, then the red light went off and has stayed off. Battery fully charged. Any ideas?

  • tcparra1 Jul 17, 2008

    Ya i have the same problem I take the picture the screen goes black i turn it off then back on and the pictures black

  • Richard Gaines Jul 23, 2008

    MY KONICA MINOLTA 7D MAXXUM TAKES ONLY BLANK (BLACK) PICTURES AND SHUTS DOWN AFTER EACH SHOT. IT HAS PREVIOUSLY PRODUCED EXCELLENT PICTURES, IS THIS AN INHERENT PROBLEM WITH THIS CAMERA AND HOW DO RECTIFY THE SITUATION.

  • Richard Gaines Jul 23, 2008

    MY KONICA MINOLTA 7D MAXXUM TAKES ONLY BLANK (BLACK) IMAGES AND CUTS OFF AFTER EACH SHOT. IT HAS PREVIOUSLY PRODUCED EXCELLENT PICTURES BUT NOW I'M FRUSTRATED.

    IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT REFORMATING THE MEMORY CARD WOULLD WORK BUT THAT DID NOT PRODUCE ANY RESULTS.

    IS THIS AN INHERENT PROBLEM WITH THIS CAMERA AND HOW DO RECTIFY THE SITUATION

  • tobino Oct 14, 2008

    i have same probelm... each time i place the battery in and power on..the first shot is always black out then i power off then onn again so its ok. i need to do that everytime after a photography session.

  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2008

    same problem

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    How do I find how many shutter actuations there have been on my Konica-Minolta Maxxum 7D?

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This is a known design defect with the 7D - it's called the "First Black Frame". Sony will repair it free of charge.

http://www.dyxum.com/columns/other/First_Black_Frame/First_Black_Frame.asp

Sony will claim not to know what you're talking about, but here's the service advisory to refer to when you tell them it's supposed to be free.

http://ca.konicaminolta.com/information/20070202/01_en.html

They repaired mine for free after some persuasion.

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I had same problem, was about to consider sending for repair, then decided to try something: mounting the lens FORCEFULLY into position a couple of times. Working perfectly since. Apparently, some of the contact points needed some, er, tough love.

Now, when I say "FORCEFULLY", I mean "with authority", not with "reckless abandon" - don't go and snap everything into pieces!

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

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I had the same problem. Took picture; camera turned itself off after one shot; review of picture showed no image (black). Thought it was battery or card but battery fully charged. Took card out; turned camera on; activated shutter; camera turned itself off. Reinserted (same) card; turned camera on; took picture; problem solved. No idea why. Gary

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