Question about Minolta Maxxum 7000 35mm SLR Camera

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Batteries left inside

My dad had this camera during the 80s-90s, but since we last used it, he forgot to take the batteries out and the kind of melted. I took them out, tried to clean it as much as possible, but still won't work when I insert new batteries.. Any advice? :(

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  • redhunter May 14, 2008

    i have the same problem but i need a new battery holder now and can not s find one? any one got any help please

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To whoever gets it first, I have a AAA battery holder for the 7000 I can sell reasonsbly.

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Maybe you don't have to take it in!
Using a trick i learned last year take out the batteries, and put the battery holder in coke for 72 hours, dry it off, put new batteries in, and try again. The coke will dissolve it!

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Hey profseverus,
I hate being the bearer of bad news, but what is probably going on is that the battery acid has corroded internal components. You could have it looked at by an authorized service technician, and see how much it would cost to get fixed. I don't know how thorough you were with your cleaning, but you definitely want to get all corrosion out of the battery compartment (try using rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs).

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Posted on May 08, 2008

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