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Have a minolta x-7a that was in storage for a while - replaced the batteries - a little corrotion on the screw plate - installe new roll of will and can not get the shutter to activate so that the film will advance - took our and replaced several times - till will not advance - do not see the red mark on the top that shows film is load - help - want to start using again

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  • grayallenl Jun 25, 2008

    this is NOT a digital camera and I have cleaned the battery contacts and batteries

  • grayallenl Jun 25, 2008

    does not make sence to hold the on button for 20 to 30 MINUTES - it is a slide switch - do you mean hot the shutter button instead?? and for that long??

  • grayallenl Jun 25, 2008

    this does not make sence to hold a slide switch for 20 to 30 MINUTES - that isn't going to work!

  • grayallenl Jun 25, 2008

    all contacts and batteries were cleaned with contact cleaner - this is not the answer

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  • straightforward repair is recommended. You may need to replace the aperature.
  • This is beyond batteries. This is going to require deep cleaning by taking it apart and putting it back together
  • Even if we get you to do something simple to get the film to advance again, it is very likely the pictures will not be the quality you expect.
  • If you feel comfortable doing this yourself then we can work on the solution with you. but his will take some time and when you are ready we will probably need to chat with you to complete this project.

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    Ken Jones Jun 25, 2008


    See if the winder connection (round chrome ring with spring-loaded slotted edge) at the base of the camera body can be gently 'flicked' with a coin or similar to release a mechanical catch of some kind.


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    Ken Jones Jun 25, 2008

    If you need i can send you a link for a mail order repair shop that will not charge you unless the camera is fixed. They specialize in repairing cameras that do not have replacement parts anymore.

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I think you need to clean battery contact plate since it got corrosion. www.konicaminolta.com this is your company website. click to this link......

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Storage causes electrical products to gather dust and corrode, sounds like it's in fairly good condition, however I would take it in for a professional cleaning. This should work out the little bugs.

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    Ryan Rogers Jun 25, 2008

    When I said cleaning I was refering to an internal cleaning. With a professional (internal) cleaning, they will not only clean out any dust build up inside the camera, but will clean any corrosion on electrical contact points as well.

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You are having sensor problem in your minolta x-7a ..........since you have not used for long time it will better to put the battery and press the on button for 20-30minutes .......the sensor will function again

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