Question about Minolta X-700 35mm SLR Camera

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I recently bought a Minolta X-700 but I have found two problems with it. First, the manual film advance does not work. When I try to advance, it just freely moves to right when it should tug a little and have an audible noise (it moves but film does not advance). Also, after a couple of lens switches, the MD 50mm currently attached to the camera no longer comes off. It locks in place, then unlocks and turns about 20 degrees. After 20 degrees it wont turn any further, and it feels as though its stuck against something. (Looking at it more closely it looks like a small black knob attatched to the camera is blocking it)

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Ah, the X700, I used one for years until it just got to the point where it was worn out. As you are aware these cameras are mostly in the 25 year old range and if they have not had proper tune ups and maintenance done it is likely that it has issues, and likely had them when it was sold to you. Your best bet would be to take it to a reputable camera repair shop and have them give you an estimate.

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I recently got a minolta x700, it appeared to be working, the shutter would fire and the film advance lever was working fine even without film or batteries, then when i was going through the functions


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