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I've replaced the capacitors on this camera and the battery is good but the shutter doesn't click when is pressed. Does film have to be in the camera for the shutter to activiate?

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No. Have you cleaned the shutter magnets?

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Loaded film, but when to have film developed it was blank


The most common cause is that you didn't load the film correctly.

Hold the camera up to the light with the lens off and the back open. C0ck the shutter ready to fire and press the shutter release as you look through the camera towards a light source. If you see light briefly appear then the shutter is working and you would get some kind of image on the film, even if the shutter was wildly inaccurate. If there's no light, then repeat at all shutter speeds. If you see nothing then the shutter assembly is faulty and the camera effectively becomes a spare part donor as it's not a cost effective repair. If there is some sign of life then the camera probably just needs a good CLA service (Clean, Lubricate, Adjust). Again, not really cost effective, but you do end up with a solid and reliable camera for many more years.

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I have a Minolta X-370 camera that will not advance the film. Lever seems to be frozen.


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FILM ADVANCE/SHUTTER STUCK


Start simple and go from there.

I don't know if you have film in the camera so I'll read the following and choose what works for you.

I will assume the battery is working if applicable.

As stupid as this sounds press the shutter release button. If the shutter is cocked it will hold the advance. I've had people come in with this problem.

Not it?

If the film rewind has been pressed in it will disengage the film advance and stop the shutter mechanism as a result. Open the camera and close the back again resets the release.

If there is film in the camera remove it.

It there are important photos on the film and your rewind is not working use a coat to make a light proof black box. Just turn the sleeves inside out and put the camera in the coat. Wrap it so as it is closed to light. Open the camera remove the film and roll the film back in by hand.

OK so now we have a camera open with no film in it.

Open the back and look just below the shutter. On one side will be a very small "lever". This tells the camera that the film has been advanced and the shutter is cocked. Gently move the lever to the right. It should click. Now try pressing the shutter release.
Note that without film in the camera some cameras will not advance the shutter.

It should clear the problem.

If not something physical in jamming.

The film advance system could be jamming. On the side the film advance is on there will be a plastic "gear" inside the camera. Try moving by hand it should turn. You can reset the shutter this way.

Give this a try.

Hope this is helpful, if it gives you some direction please rate this answer.

Thanks


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Nikon F100 does not advance film to start of roll,


Jim, it really sounds like one of threethings. Either will require a repair shop.
1. the film sensor is not recognizing film in the film chamber, or film across the back, therefore not telling the advance motor to advance film...
2. The film advance motor itself needs replaced.
3. The rear door latch switch needs replaced.
Since everything else seems to do OK, I doubt the main computer board is bad.

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Film Advance lever stuck


When you press on the shutter release does it "click"? A few hard taps with the end of your finger onto the shutter reelase button may unjam it if it is stuck...

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Minolta X-300s film loading problem


Hi -- yes if you cannot advance the transport mechanism ( and so cannot load the film ) this is because shutter is not working ! This a very common problem and is due to leaking capacitor ( 220 microF ) situated on the botttom of the camera. Remove bottom cover and replace the capacitor . You should be able now to release shutter and load your film.

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Minolta X370 film loading problem.


 First make sure your batteries are OK , camera will not work without two 1.5 v batteries. If your camera still doesnt work this is probably  because the shutter is cocked but you cannot release the shutter and that is why you cannot advance the transport mechanism. The shutter release mechanism needs repairing first. SREMEDY : take bottom cover off ( 4 screws ) and locate 220 mf 6v capacitor ( it is the only one in this part of the camera , cant miss it ). Replace the capacitor while you keep an eye on the polarity ( indicated on the casing of the capacitor ) and you camera should work fine ( dont forget camera needs  two 1.5v  batteries to work ! ) 

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MInolta x-300s film camera - shutter will not work


Remove bottom cover ( 4 screws ) and find small shutter release capacitor ( 6 v 220 microF ) and replace it. These older capacitors start leaking after 8 years and have to be replaced. Make sure you get the polarity and specs right when you are putting a new one in.

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My X700's shutter isn't working when i press the shutter release


Check for dead batteries first - if not that, the magnet capacitors need to be replaced, or the release magnet cleaned.

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