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Minolta 7000 internal battery

Replaced the internal battery in my Minolta 700, and now nothing works. Old battery was srill working, but figured after about 20 years it needed replaceing. film will not load, and the display will flash the ISO # when installing battery pack.

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  • Trapshootr14 Aug 02, 2008

    Found the battery compartment for the internal battery. There was still life in the ol girl, but figured after more than fifteen years it should be replaced. Put a new battery in and the darn thing would not work. Nothing I did would make it work. I figured she was dead, kaput, out-a-here. I left the battery in the camera and checked it in about 3 days, and the thing was working fine. Everything worked. I don't know why, but it did. Anybody having the same problem, give a few days, it might just work.

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After the lithium battery stops providing power to the memory, the camera forgets everything it was set to. The flashing ISO screen is a prompt that's telling you to reset your settings. Until you reset them, the camera won't respond to anything. To reset the ISO, hold down the ISO button, and use the up/down buttons behind the shutter release to set the ISO of the film you intend to load. After that, everything should be back to normal.

Sources: I own a Maxxum 7000. Good camera.

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My internal battery is dead. How do you get it out? I see it under the piece of plastic, but I don't know how to move the plastic cover. I don't want to break it. I'm sure it's easy, but I just can't see how to flip it open.

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  • Lisa Marie D Aug 27, 2008

    Mine is actually a 7xi and is located on the inside of the camera back. Has anyone changed theirs and know how to get it out?

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I would recommend haveing it checked by a camera repair company or a local tech if you know one.

Il look into this though will get back to you.

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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