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Won't take pictures

My Konica Minolta 7D stopped taking pictures. It will still auto-focus, but nothing happens when you press the shutter button all the way down.

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  • cbroas Aug 12, 2008

    It is a problem with the antishake and Sony will not take responsibilty for this defect. They will tell you to try all kinds of things and then they will quote you a $281 minimum charge to fix the camera. Bear in mind this is a minimum charge. I'm very unhappy and encourage you lodge your complaint with them at the Sony support center online.

  • okccadman Sep 19, 2008

    Mine does the exact same thing.

  • daveyjane Sep 28, 2008

    mine, too. All 5 antishake lights light (with antishake on) and a reboot (off and on again) does not help (the manual's idea). Turning off Antishake turns off the lights, but the shutter still does not release. Even under point and shoot conditions with a nice fast shutter speed and reasonable f/ stop in normal light conditions. Newly charged battery and newly formatted CF card. What to do? Any other setting ideas?

  • ddollahan Oct 20, 2008

    Same issue-turns on, but shutter won't fire.

  • jm-dfb Jan 23, 2009

    I guess I have the same problem, and the solution is a good thought, but it won't work with my camera :(

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    I had the same problem. I sent it to Sonny for repairs three times. The problem was random. Some times the shutter worked for 50 shots and then quit. Some times it quit working after 4 shots. Sonny charged me for the second time, but never worked. The third time they charged me again stating that the guaranteed time had lapsed. I just got it back yesterday with "no charge". This time they claimed that this is a problem with the 7D and they will pay for the repairs. Will see.........

  • buster1011 May 11, 2010

    tried it but it didn't work camera still appears to power off and freeze any other suggestions

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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).

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  • TSYA Jun 23, 2009

    An update from some friends on other forums - if you have experienced the FFB in the past but your Camera has suddenly began to experience the permanent AS failure (5 AS blinking lights no matter what you do). Sony will have this repaired for free of charge. They are still honouring the advisory that Konica Minolta issued on the incorrect gear used in the Shutter Charge assembly (The FFB - First Frame Black issue). The quoted charge of $281 is a one time charge for all the repairs needed to bring your camera back to factory specs. However, if it is determined that you had the FFB logged in the camera (its logged as error 58 and the repair shops have the tools to read the error logs that are safely stored in the camera) - Sony will pay for the repairs - included the AS failure as its one price for all repairs and Sony will cover it. Call up Sony ASAP to set up ticket as rumour has it sony will not do this forever and it may end very soon. Contact information is here: http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/cont...



  • TSYA Jun 23, 2009

    An update from some friends on other forums - if you have experienced the FFB in the past but your Camera has suddenly began to experience the permanent AS failure (5 AS blinking lights no matter what you do). Sony will have this repaired for free of charge. They are still honouring the advisory that Konica Minolta issued on the incorrect gear used in the Shutter Charge assembly (The FFB - First Frame Black issue). The quoted charge of $281 is a one time charge for all the repairs needed to bring your camera back to factory specs. However, if it is determined that you had the FFB logged in the camera (its logged as error 58 and the repair shops have the tools to read the error logs that are safely stored in the camera) - Sony will pay for the repairs - included the AS failure as its one price for all repairs and Sony will cover it. Call up Sony ASAP to set up ticket as rumour has it sony will not do this forever and it may end very soon. Contact information is here: http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/cont...

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1.Try turning the camera off, then take out the battery.

2.Then replace the fully charged battery back in and turn the camera on but do not take any pictures.

3.Go to the menu of your camera and activate the CCD cleaning, which will activate mirror lockup.

4.You will hear a mirror lock up/half exposure cycle sound.

5.One you hear this, take the lens off and make sure you can see the CCD but do not touch the CCD or allow dust to get on it.

6.Now place the lens back over the camera and turn the camera off.

7.You will hear the mirror unlock itself, then the camera will shut down.

8.Now turn the camera back on and start taking pictures.

This worked for me and my camera started taking better pictures; however, the same problem came up again when I let the camera sit too long with a dead battery. So I repeated the procedures and my camera is back.

My advice is never leave a completely dead battery in the camera. Always store fully charged batteries in the camera.

-Jay

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SOURCE: anti-shake problem

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.

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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.
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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.

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