Minolta Photography - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support


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


do an online search using make and model

Minolta... | Answered on Aug 26, 2017


If the new batteries are good about the only thing you can do is check to see if the on/off switch is working properly. If it is the electronics are toasted and you may have to go shopping since a repair is more than likely not going to be cost effective.

Minolta... | Answered on Aug 25, 2017


Have you rewound the film? If you rewind the file completely and pull out the rewind know, it will pop the back open . . . and can remove the film cassette. While the back is still open, complete the cycle on the winding crank. The winding crank should return to "Normal" arter you complete the winding cycle. When you close the back, everything should go back to normal.

Minolta... | Answered on Aug 14, 2017


Try removing the lens and the battery and leaving it for 24 hours - this can happen when the gremlins get into the works !

Minolta Maxxum 5... | Answered on Jul 24, 2017


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.

Minolta Maxxum... | Answered on May 25, 2017


left unused for two years

=***** for a camera


see if it fits in the waste basket

Minolta X-370S... | Answered on Apr 06, 2017


I am not sure, but have you played with the camera manual setting ?
if you did
you should change the shutter speed to a higher level (if you have used the manual mode)
but if you use the automatic mode and the light around you was low the shutter speed will be automatically low so the camera could give you a better picture be lowering the shutter speed so it could have the enough time to collect the light (that's why the snapping is slow)
so try to increase the iso or the av (lowering the av's number)
hopefully, I have helped you

Minolta Maxxum... | Answered on Dec 26, 2016


To repair this camera will be well over $100; my opinion not worth it. You would be better served purchasing another camera of the same type from ebay. An alternative terrific camera is the Pentax K1000, better yet K1000 SE. The SE has a split viewfinder, easy to focus. The K1000 have microprism that are more difficult to focus with especially in lower light; need good eyes. Then there is the Pentax K2, that at the time was their top of the line camera. All three cameras can be purchased for about $100-ish. Most will come with the Pentax 50mm f/2.0 lens.

Minolta... | Answered on Nov 28, 2016


Is the camera turned on; okay simple question but sometimes that is all that is needed. Look in the battery compartment is it clean, does it have battery corrosion? Sometimes the wires in the battery compartment become corroded thus not making a connection. If so a CLA will be needed.

Minolta Maxxum... | Answered on Nov 28, 2016

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