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Where to get a Repair Service for my Minolta Maxxum 3xi?

Dark picture in the view finder, autofocus, and repair service in Lima, Peru

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  • Anonymous Sep 16, 2007

    Dear poolseman,

    Tell me how to reach you. I live in Peru and I am not sure when I will be in America. Do you have a contact in Lima by a way? Please tell me how and where to reach you.

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Lens fully closed so viewfinder is dark and secondly your auto focus will not work either in this condition ( not enough light reaching the sensor at the bottom of the mirror box ). Problem is the aperture control mechanism called 'the base plate set' situated next to the mirror box in the body , which is faulty. This can be repaired but requires removing of the mirror box so that you can access the small drive which has a faulty gear and which drives the aperture mechanism. I charge +- $150 to repair this common problem.

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    zdenek vajdak Sep 16, 2007

    Unfortunately my camera repair business in not situated in US. But any large US city will have outfits perfectly capable of fixing your camera. Use 'yellow pages' to locate one or two places and then describe the fault using my my diagnosis /description of the fault and get a quote. As I said this is one of the commonest problems with these older auto focus film Minoltas.

  • Eduardo
    Eduardo Apr 19, 2014

    Hi... I have a Maxxum 9 with the same issue... Where are you located?

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