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Line in Picture

I have a vertical line just to the left of center of all my pictures. Is this a bad seal letting in light? Can I fix this by tightening up the door or does the seal have to be replaced?

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Here is the free link for the user manual if you need it; http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/manuals/film-cameras/film_mf_slr/xg_a/xg_a_manual.pdf These guys have a copy of the parts list for sale ($5); http://www.natcam.net/manuals.html Try this guy for a service manual; http://www.vikenk.com/minolta_manual.htm I think you are right about the seal issue - check there is no play in the door - most likely causes of it being loose would be a loose latch or worn hinge guides / bent hinge pins. Replace or tighten is hard to say from the info i could find, my guess is it will be much easier to tighten it than to find the spares, although many xg-as are advertised on e-bay "for spares". One way to test for sure is to put in new film, then tape the door shut as solidly as you can, and tape around the edges with black PVC electrical tape - see if this helps, if not, there may be a problem in the optics, possibly not worth fixing. There could feasibly be a problem with the shutter sticking slightly, or one of the plates of the aperture could be bent away from its neighbour. Have a look, be gentle. Only other thing I can think of is the film itself - was it good, new film you had the problem with? old film could feasibly show those symptoms, although unlikely, Hope this helps, please ask again if you need more info :)

Posted on Jul 04, 2007

  • Anonymous Jul 04, 2007

    PS if you think the seal is ok, but you still get the line, try taking it to a camera store for a service - unless you have the tools yourself it is usually cheaper, in particular get them to lubricate all the appropriate moving parts.

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