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Just wanna know what kind of battery (size &/or number) is for XG-9 Minolta Film Camera

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Have Minolta 440si. It was 'dormant' w/o battery for several years. Wanted to use. Loaded fresh battery and film. No shutter operation at all. But,display is visible and auto film load and rew


If it has been stored for so long, the internal battery, which maintains the settings etc and is charged from the main battery, is probably defunct.

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How do I rewind the camera to take photos? Its obvious that I'm an idiot here.. My minolta ME is having the same issue. I cant imagine both are just broken so I need to know what I am doing wrong


You normally rewind cameras to remove exposed film. On an XG-A, there is a small button on the base plate (bottom of camera) which releases the sprocket drive and allows you to rewind the film back into the cassette using the "flip out" rewind button (top right, in above picture).

Here's the manual, which identifies all the parts:
http://www.cameramanuals.org/minolta_pdf/minolta_xg-a.pdf

An ME is broadly similar.... I doubt either is broken - they are a fairly solid build.

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Does the minolta xg-a have to have batteries to use the view finder? if so, what kind of batteries does it take


The XG-A requires batteries, not just for the viewfinder, but also for the shutter. It uses two alkaline A-76 (or equivalent) or two silver-oxide EPX-76 (or equivalent).

If you need an owner's manual, you can download a PDF version from http://www.butkus.org/chinon/minolta.htm

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Thhe camra will not advance the film or take a


I used minoltas for a number of years while going through college, though unfortunately this problem is fairly common- was a few years back but first time it happened to me i took the camera in for repair and if i recall theres a part that just breaks inside (number of years, cant remember the part).

It would have cost me round £60 to repair- bout 6 times the cost of the camera from ebay- I eventually just started buyin a new one from ebay every time the problem cropped up again.

I realise it may not be what you want to hear if your particularly fond of your camera, but the cost of replacing a part may very well be more than the camera is worth.
At the moment I have a minolta XG-M sittin on my shelf, hoping to track down some service manuals and see about taking it apart- I'll let you know if i find anything out, even with my fancy digital camera i still miss using the old 35mm.

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How to load new film


push the rewind button on the bottom of the camera, then turn the rewind knob to the right to rewind any film that may be in the camera. Lift the rewind knob up to open the back door. remove the film canister if there.
on the new film canister pull enough film to reach the take up spool. attach the leader to the spool and close the back door, advance the film to counter number 1. enjoy.

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How do I change film in my Minolta xg-a camera ?


first push in the rewind button on bottom of camera, then turn the rewind knob to the right to rewind any film that's in the camera. then pull up on the rewind knob to open the back cover.

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MINOLTA XG-1 & XG-9


If everything lights in the camera when you test it ,it means the battery is alright,try this trick"Rotate the film advance connection at the bottom of your camera using a nickle (not the battery compartment) the one directly at the bottom of the shutter and should click if there's not you have some bigger problem.Good luck.

Sep 30, 2008 | Photography

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I have a minolta XG-1 camera and I've ordered instruction booklet but for now can you tell me how to open the camera to put the film in?


Hi - You can download the manual by clicking the link underlined in blue below:

minolta XG-1

See page 15:

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Minolta X370 film loading problem.


Hi, check the camera set in auto /manually in auto function, check battery might drain the current , dis engage camera to lense to release the mirror by pressing button beside lense , turn lense in left or right .

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