Question about Konica Minolta DiMAGE F100 Digital Camera
The automatic shutter gets stuck at different points and causes a shadow in the image corner. It will not fully open when the camera is turned on and will not fully close when the camera is turned off. The only solution to this problem is invert the entire camera and shoot that way.
Try using a can of compressed air on the shutter mechanism. You may have a piece of grit between the blades. Also whilst the camera is switched off you can gently move the shutter manually when you do and there's something stopping it you'll feel it. Move the shutter up and down quickly and the grit may fall out. Even a gentle tap with the camera upside down and the right way up may dislodge any dirt. One of my customers had the audacity to put a dab of super glue on the shutter. He never had a half open shutter again. A bit drastic but it worked for him. He ended up fitting a UV filter to the lens and his lens is safe from damage or dirt. BMW
Posted on May 26, 2006
It sounds like the shutter mechanism is dirty, or you have a bad spring. Try taking it to a camera shop and have them clean it. It is not very expensive, and well worth it if it fixes the problem. Best regards, nightdiver Let me know if it solves the problem.
Posted on May 26, 2006
Wip it up side down and snap it a couple times put your finga on the round hole and blow through it then snap it again \.
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Posted on Jun 09, 2008
SOURCE: Problem with Shutter/Lenz
I guess you already had your camera fixed, but I was having exactly the same problem with my z5. I solved it by gently tapping the camera against the palm of my hand while starting it up. No violence, just a gentle tap! A few bucks (250 or so) cheaper than having a tech guy do it... :)
Posted on May 08, 2007
This is a known design defect in the cameras and Sony is repairing them, even if your warranty is expired.
see this for Konica Minolta's official statement:
it'll direct you to a sony page where you can sign up to get your camera repaired!
more info can be seen here:
Posted on Nov 16, 2007
SOURCE: Camera turns on fine, focuses
The circuit that drives the shutter needs to be replaced for a faulty capacitor is your problem
The capacitor holds voltage to run the shutter as needed although if not working the capacitor has a hair line crack in it that will lose power which will not operate the shutter no longer
Posted on Feb 26, 2011
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