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Minolta maxxum 7000 troubleshoot camera wont take pictures

There are several possible reasons, it could be the body or the lens. Check the shutter blades without film. Are they smooth and in place, (flat)? It could also be related to the film, a mis-load of the roll. The lens could have some failure, possibly try another.
3/4/2022 4:43:30 PM • Minolta Maxxum... • Answered on Mar 04, 2022
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Photography Class Camera

Hello, depending on the class he is taking you may find that a normal digital camera will suffice. Most camera classes and courses now use digital, unfortunately the old film cameras are becoming a thing of the past. If your son is a mad keen photographer then I would consider investing in his future and buy him a good quality digital SLR. I hope this is somewhat helpful.
9/22/2021 9:47:34 AM • Minolta Maxxum... • Answered on Sep 22, 2021
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I recently got Minolta F20r. After finishing first and inserting second film roll I can't reset the frame counter (the way its written in the manual).

I just read your manual. It is confirming what I said that opening the back resets the counter. As long as it automatically winds on to the next frame after taking the shot, you can just count the shots taken. At the end of the film, the winder mechanism will make a different noise. https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1387699/Minolta-Af-101r.html?page=6&term=counter&selected=2#manual You are brave using film cameras these days. I have a Bronica ETR medium format camera, and an Olympus OM1md and an OM4 plus a Canon Zoom XL that haven't had a film through them in 20 years. Goodwill stores must be full of them. ..
3/9/2021 10:28:27 PM • Minolta... • Answered on Mar 09, 2021
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I recently got Minolta F20r. After finishing 1st film roll and inserting 2nd, I realized that the frame counter stayed at 34 and doesn't move back. How do I reset it back to 1?

Opening the back should reset the counter. It's not worth repairing. Just remember how many shots you have taken. https://www.ebay.com/p/54950716 ..
3/9/2021 6:04:38 PM • Minolta... • Answered on Mar 09, 2021
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The inside mirror in my minolta xg-a wont stay down and also my film lever wont advance neither will the shutter close

My minolta x 700 has its mirror stuck half way. I shot a photo at 125 and it just stayed there. Not stuck to top nor bottom just in the middle.

Anyone know the problem? Thanks.
2/7/2021 2:53:45 AM • Minolta XG-A... • Answered on Feb 07, 2021
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Does a Minolta maxxum 5 have an internal battery? When I turn camera on with new batteries in talked battery icon blinks

All electronic cameras have an internal battery to keep settings intact. Most are not easily replaced.
8/22/2020 3:09:03 AM • Minolta... • Answered on Aug 22, 2020
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I need a manual for a minolta maxxum gt

Use a maxxum 3 manual it is the same.
5/24/2020 5:42:27 PM • Minolta... • Answered on May 24, 2020
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I have a Minolta DYNAX 5xi camera but no card, card reader or film. Please tell me where I can buy these?

Cards are action cards to do special things and are avalable on ebay And some dx lessons on the dx code and how you can make your own codes for non dx coded film.https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-film-DX-code-labels/https://www.markushartel.com/blog/learn-from-markus/trick-the-dx-sensorhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DX_encodingAnd buying dx coded film that might or might not be expired:https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=35mm+dx+film&rt=nc&_dcat=4201&_sacat=4201&vbn_id=7023352185&LH_ItemCondition=1000&_fsrp=1Hopes this helps a little. It is a fine camera and I wish everything would be like the minolta brand , the computer does a lot and i still like to have a mirror in my camera. Enjoy the fun of REAL photos not digital. I wish you and your loved ones joy this Christmas season. Your friend, Kevin
11/2/2019 4:57:00 PM • Minolta... • Answered on Nov 02, 2019
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Film cartage broke missing parts

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.
6/26/2019 1:56:28 PM • Minolta... • Answered on Jun 26, 2019
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My minolta 50.00 I camera will not come on, I have installed new batteries but nothing comes on. I put in new film and I it will not advance the film. Help.

Since no repair parts or info is available to the public all you can do is have the factory exchange it or replace it.
6/6/2018 10:46:51 PM • Minolta... • Answered on Jun 06, 2018
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Film-advance level not working

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.
2/21/2018 9:52:49 PM • Minolta hi-matic... • Answered on Feb 21, 2018
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Minolta x500 shutter arm stuck

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.
2/21/2018 9:51:10 PM • Minolta... • Answered on Feb 21, 2018
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Hi, I Had Dynax 505si super Maxxum Xtsi Minolta, I

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.
2/21/2018 9:48:17 PM • Minolta Maxxum... • Answered on Feb 21, 2018
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I have purchased a maxxum 450si

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.
2/21/2018 9:46:22 PM • Minolta Maxxum... • Answered on Feb 21, 2018
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Minolta Maxxum HTsi plus

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
2/21/2018 9:41:27 PM • Minolta Maxxum... • Answered on Feb 21, 2018
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My minolta wont load the film

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.
2/21/2018 9:21:30 PM • Minolta Maxxum... • Answered on Feb 21, 2018
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