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Advance lever jam

Hi, I have a Minolta X-700 and the film advance lever is jammed or locked. I was wondering if you could help me maybe troubeshoot a little before I take it in to get checked out.

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  • docmurdock88 Aug 05, 2008

    I'm sorry, I didn't realize that there was a whole section of similar problems, and now I feel a little silly. Found what I need to do (hopefully, I'm assuming that a new capacitor is the answer). Thanks anyway =)

  • autumnguy7 Jan 13, 2009

    I got this camera used, and I have the same problem with the film advance lever not advancing or jammed. I have no instruction manual for this model, and am not even sure where the battery compartment is. Can anyone help me here.

    Thanks. Ken, Disabled Veteran



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Yes, If you get metering lights in the viewfinder display that go out when you press the release fully to take a picture, it is the cap.

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