Question about Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D / Dynax 7D Digital Camera
MY KONICA MINOLTA 7D MAXXUM TAKES ONLY BLANK (BLACK) PICTURES AND CUTS OFF AFTER EACH SHOT. IT HAS PREVIOUSLY PRODUCED EXCELLENT PICTURES. iS THIS AN INHERENT PROBLEM WITH THIS CAMERA AND HOW DO RECTIFY THE SITUATION.
Yes this is a common problem. Set the camera to take a long exposure shot (5 seconds) and with the lens off take a photo. Can you see the ccd or just the shutter (black)? If its just the shutter the shutter is jammed. It's basically a question of persisting with rebooting the camera and taking shots until the shutter frees itself.
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
Comment has it exactly right. It is not the shutter but is the "First Black Frame" issue. Sony was able to repair my camera for free under the previously stated Minolta warranty.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
I'm not sure why Sony was no help. This issue, commonly referred to as "Black Frame" is often repaired out of warranty at no charge by Sony. You may want to call them back, and specifically refer to the issue as the "Black Frame" problem!
Posted on Dec 12, 2008
SOURCE: BLANK (BLACK) PICTURES
symptom 1: referred to as FFB (Firts Frame Black). this is when you do not use the camera for a while and when you attempt to take the first snap shot, the Shutter is either stuck, or takes a blank/black picture (some cases the picture came out bluish). Sometimes the camera would freeze and you would need to remove the battery and re-insert it in order to reset the camera. Usually the camera comes back to life and and is usuable for a while until you store it. Sony will fix this free as they identified it as a design flaw in which the remedied (incorrect gear size for the Shutter charge assembly). Contact Sony support as they own all Minolta camera assets and tell them you have the FFB or First Frame Black problem and they will set up a ticket and instructions on where and how to send it.
symptom 2: Camera does not respond at all to the shutter release. Focus is fine, menu works, every function works no problem except for the most important - taking a picture (releasing the shutter). When you first turn on the camera, you hear the Antishift module attempt to center the CCD with a series of clicking noise for 5 or so seconds (not a good sign, also called the death rattle). All 5 AS bars in the view finder are blinking. In this case, the Tebure Assembly (AS Module) has failed and will need replacing. This is not cheap - sending it in to Precision Camera will run you around $250-$280. You can do it yourself if you order the assembly from Sony: Item - ( TEBURE ASSY ), U3008233U, $118.22 ea. via 1-800-488-7669 (will take 3-4 weeks). And follow the service manual to install and calibrate it (via the service manual download at http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/topic36109_post396839.html#396839).
However, if your camera experienced the FFB and then siezed (symptom 2) you can probably still get Sony to repair it free as its one charge for a complete camera repair. Call them up and tell them your situation.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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