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Film advance i cant get my film advance to work. i have a minolta x-370

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It usually is the shutter not firing therefore jamming the advance. Try www.flcamerarepair.com They do not charge for ests.

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How does the back of the camera open to load film?


Unwind the film rewind crank and lift up.

If you need a manual, you can download one from
http://butkus.org/chinon/minolta/minolta_x-370/minolta_x-370.htm

Sep 20, 2011 | Minolta X-370S 35mm SLR Camera

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Ok i have a minolta x 370 and i have no clue how to open the film door. i cant find any button or anything???????confused!!!!!!!


Lift up on the film rewind know and the back will pop open.

You can download the manual at
http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/manuals/film-cameras/film_mf_slr/x_7a/x_7a_manual.pdf

Jan 16, 2011 | Cameras

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


The shutter is already wound and the shutter is not releasing.
You may have bad shutter release capacitors if the batteries are good.

May 11, 2010 | Minolta X-370S 35mm SLR Camera

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I have a minolta x-370 film camera and the film release switch won't advance. Is there any way to fix this on my own? Or should I take it to a camera shop?


first make sure the batteries are fresh. Also if you cannot go to a camera store for battereies, DO NOT let any drugstore of grocery put 357 watch batteries in it. The 357 battery is the same size and voltage but does not have enough power to run a camera. If the battery is not the problem then it will have to sent to a qualified repair facility. This is not a user repairable problem.

Apr 02, 2010 | Minolta X-700 35mm SLR Camera

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Help with minolta x-300s, i cant seem to move the film winder


Well, here's the most likely things going on:

1. dead battery. Your X-300 has an electronic shutter that needs battery power to work. Try fresh batteries and check the battery contact wires for corrosion.

2. End of roll. If you have film in it, try the silver button on the bottom. rewind film and try another roll of film. Before you put in the new film, try the advance, click, advance, click thing.

3. Not all rolls of film are perfect. Some are shorter than they should be, some hang up in the canister.

4. The Minolta X-series were well known to have a problem. Two cheap capacitors on the later models would die, locking up the camera. One is under the top plate and the other under the bottom plate. These caps need to be replaced. I suggest you send it to a repair shop for that. Check prices. Garry's camera repair in Niles, IL does a very economical repair on these. It runs about $50 and $8 for return ship. He will also Clean, Lubricate and adjust it.

You could also buy another 300/370 on Ebay, as they're inexpensive these days.

Best of luck. Hope its just the film or batteries. You might also consider joining the Yahoo Minolta groups.

Jan 19, 2010 | Minolta Photography

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The film advance lever is stuck on my minolta


Here are the most likely:
A. Lever will not move on some models if the shutter is already cocked. If the shutter is cocked, and will not release with new batteries INSERTED CORRECTLY, then the most likely is this...
Two capacitors in these Minoltas die over time. If you are handy at such things, you can buy the caps, remove top and bottom covers, remove the dead caps and solder in the new ones. Don't Panic.
You can find instructions on the web for this well known issue, and you can also opt to send it to a camera repair place. Garrys camera repair in Niles, ILL does it for about $58 incl return shipping. He will also clean, lube and adjust it for ya. Something they all need eventually.

Oct 04, 2009 | Minolta X-370S 35mm SLR Camera

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Film Advance levar wont work. Milnolta x-700


The Minolta X-series (X-300/370, X-570, X-700) were known for this issue. Two capacitors under the top and bottom covers go bad over time. They prevent the shutter from releasing, so you cannot wind to re-**** the shutter. If you're handy at these things, you can buy the caps, remove the covers, solder in the new caps, and be fine. This issue is well known and you can find instructions on the web. Or you can send it in for repair. Garry's Camera repair in Niles,ILL will do it cheaply at $58 incl return postage. Look him up on the web.

Aug 05, 2009 | Minolta X-370S 35mm SLR Camera

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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...

Jun 15, 2009 | Minolta X-370S 35mm SLR Camera

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The Minolta X-series (X-300/370, X-570, X-700) were known for this issue. Two capacitors under the top and bottom covers go bad over time. They prevent the shutter from releasing, so you cannot wind to re-**** the shutter. If you're handy at these things, you can buy the caps, remove the covers, solder in the new caps, and be fine. This issue is well known and you can find instructions on the web. Or you can send it in for repair. Garry's Camera repair in Niles,ILL will do it cheaply at $58 incl return postage. Look him up on the web.

Mar 22, 2009 | Minolta X-700 35mm SLR Camera

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