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Shutter stopped working

Minolta x-700 shutter stopped working ,,,new batteries meter works.Maybe one of these buttons?
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If the metering lights go out when you press the shutter release fully down, then the camera needs the shutter capacitors replaced. If they stay on, it could be the release magnets on the shutter unit itself, or worse.

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If that is not the issue, set the mode dial to M and try to take a shot. If that also doesn't work, either the batteries are exhausted or there is an internal issue in the camera. At this point, try new batteries. If that also gets you nowhere, you'll need to seek a reputable service tech, either through Nikon directly, locally if you can find one, or online/mail-order. If you have to go mail-order/online I'd recommend KEH Camera out of Atlanta, GA. They are very reasonable, have decent turn around, and do good work - but expect at least 1 month without your camera.

In M(anual) mode, be sure the lense is also set to M, via the switch on the front of the camera near the lense mount. You're not worrying about the quality of the image, only if the camera will take one. In manual mode, the light meter and other functions will have NO bearing on anything the camera does or doesn't do. At this point the meter reads out only for your information for you to set the settings yourself. The batteries do everything else - firing the shutter, driving the motor, etc.

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Unfortunately I can't help you with the Minolta X-700 other than to give generalisations based on other models.

Your problem needs specific advice from an expert on the X-700.

Now that you've posted details of the model there's a fair chance of getting a good answer from someone else, if you don't get an answer then try posting the question again but including the make and model in the question.

Sorry that I've not been able to offer you a fix for this but hope that you'll appreciate that even after thirty years of fiddling about with cameras there are still many models which I've yet to encounter.

In the meantime you may be able to find out more for yourself via the following web address which offers a free downloadable user manual for the X-700.

http://www.angelfire.com/ca4/shikishima/manual/

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push the re-wind button in and try to charge the shutter again. remove film first. if it still just goes part way then a gear is stripped. try to find a camera repair shop that may have good used parts available.



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