help with Minolta X-700 problem

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by mack165, Jun 18, 2006.

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    mack165 Guest

    I have a Minlota X-700 camera that just gave me a problem: it won't
    wind and, as a result, won't snap a picture. I replaced the battery and
    the same thing is occurring. When I look through the viewfinder, I see
    a flashing red arrow at the bottom and it's pointing towards a flashing
    red star.
    Can anyone offer advice to fix this? Thanks, JOHN

    Is there anyway I can also get a reply to my e-mail address??
    mack165, Jun 18, 2006
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    Colyn Guest

    Sounds like the shutter capisitors have gone bad.
    Remove the 4 screws holding the bottom plate on and look in the corner
    near the 3 motor drive contacts. You will see a circuit board. There
    will be either a electrolytic (can style) or a blue capisitor. If it
    is the electrolytic cap that is probably the problem. However there is
    also another one located under the rewind in the top.
    You will need to send it in for replacement of the caps.
    Colyn, Jun 18, 2006
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    chorleydnc Guest

    In some of the minolta x-series when the battery dies in mid cycle,
    this will happen.
    I would try to gently spring the shutter, meaning you take the lens
    off the camera, open the back of the camera, then you put on cotton
    gloves like the ones worn when loading sheet film. With your left hand
    thumb you gently raise the mirror (without touching the mirror surface
    and then with both thumbs you gently grip the shutter curtain, pull it
    back slightly and then let go. If it works, you have a useable camera,
    if not then you didn't lose anything.

    chorleydnc, Jun 19, 2006
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    Diamond Dave Guest

    Sounds to me that your capacitors took a dump. search on google for "Minolta
    X-700 and capacitors" for more info.
    if you want to get it fixed this guy will do it cheap.
    Diamond Dave, Jun 19, 2006
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    Colyn Guest

    I'll never send a camera to you for repair.
    Colyn, Jun 19, 2006
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    Diamond Dave Guest

    Scary ain't it!
    Diamond Dave, Jun 20, 2006
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