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Since no repair parts or info is available to the public all you can do is have the factory exchange it or replace it.

Minolta... | Answered on Jun 06, 2018


Nice little rangefinder, but it's 30 years old. If you can wind the advance and the film is not moving you have a big problem. They are really not repairable, you can find them pretty cheap, but remember they are 30 years old.

Minolta hi-matic... | Answered on Feb 21, 2018


A Minolta X500 is a 15+ year old camera. The shutter arm is stuck in the winding position is an indication that the shutter mechanics are broken. Repair would be way more expensive then picking up a used model. Minolta has dropped out of the camera business, some older Sony digital cameras can use their lenses if you have a number of them. Zoom lenses are usually what comes with most camera kits.

Minolta... | Answered on Feb 21, 2018


If your door to your battery compartment is broken, there are no parts left to repair it. Film cameras go for dirt cheap used. As long as the camera works, you could tape the door shut. The batteries should last for many months, so taping would be your only option.

Minolta Maxxum... | Answered on Feb 21, 2018


You have a film camera, you should have AF lenses. The AF lenses are larger round then older manual lense as you can have the older Minolta lens will fit the newer cameras, just not auto focus. If your AF is not working with AF lenses, I will assume you have power to the camera (batteries) These camera are not hard to use. To AF the camera, press the shutter down slightly (you can try without film) and it should focus on the center of your shot. Indoor and under low light, they will have trouble with these older AF bodies.

Minolta Maxxum... | Answered on Feb 21, 2018


Minolta Maxxum lenses fit certain Sony digital cameras. Check this site as it depends on the specific model.

https://feltmagnet.com/photography/Digital-SLR-Cameras-and-Those-Film-Era-Lenses

Minolta Maxxum... | Answered on Feb 21, 2018


There are contacts that "read" the film. Try cleaning them. If that does not work, check in the manual where to make the ASA in manual mode. That means ever time you load film, you have to check to make sure your ASA of the film matches the camera. If that work, you are good to go. These cameras are from the 90's.

Minolta Maxxum... | Answered on Feb 21, 2018


That is a 90's camera, that is a SRL digital. So if the viewfinder goes dark, the mirror is stuck up. You have a dying camera and pulling the power resets is. Not much you can do to a camera that old.

Minolta Maxxum 7... | Answered on Feb 21, 2018


Search the internet (don't forget about specialized forums) for a well reviewed Sony/Minolta repair shop.

Minolta Maxxum... | Answered on Jan 14, 2018


This camera was introduced in 1985. It is highly unlikely that anyone would envisage it being still in use 40 years later.

Minolta... | Answered on Jan 04, 2018


Try contacting Konica Minolta - if not joy, then your local friendly camera shop may be able to help.

Minolta... | Answered on Nov 30, 2017


So far, you have asked this question five times. I really think the time has come for you to take it to a service centre and let the experts do it, don't you ?

Minolta... | Answered on Oct 25, 2017


try taking out the battery for a while and see if it resets the camera

Minolta Maxxum... | Answered on Sep 17, 2017


Fixya does not sell replacement Minolta battery door covers.

Minolta... | Answered on Sep 16, 2017


Next time you load a film, leave the back open and watch as the film goes on to the take-up spool. You'll lose a couple of frames, but that's better than the entire film. If it is not loading correctly, then a prohibitively-expensive repair is called for. Replace it.

Minolta X-700... | Answered on Sep 05, 2017

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