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Minolta freedom zoom 90 display flashes

When I replace the battery (was dead) and turn on or off, the lens retracts and comes back out. The display on top keeps flashing all of the symbols. How do I reset the camera?

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Open battery chamber and look to see if batteries have leaked into the camera. If you do not see signs of battery acid inside then the fault might be caused by shutter flexiboard being faulty. In either case it is not economical to repair : you will be quoted $ 200 to sort this out ( new shutter flexiboard costs $100 ! ).

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SOURCE: Minolta Freedom Zoom 90 Camera will not flash

Common problem.
Flash transformer needs replacement.

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Hi. As a pro photographer, I can tell you what 'macro' does on all cameras or lenses. 'Macro' focusing is for focusing on close objects, say an inch or two from the lens to a couple of feet. It is for closeup shots, say ants, or a fly, or someone's eye, raindrops on glass, etc. Try it out sitting on a patterned countertop or table or tablecloth to give you an idea, focusing far away and up close.
As far as the manual, there doesn't seem to be anything on the official site unfortunately. Good luck and have fun.

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