Minolta Maxxum 430si broken film door fixable?

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Dave, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Can anyone tell me if it's possible to fix (and if so how, short of a
    professional camera shop) a broken film door on a Minolta Maxxum
    430si? The plastic tabs on the door, which "catch" on a spring-loaded
    clip in the body to keep the door shut have broken off. I'm really
    miffed that such a crucial piece of the body is made out of a very
    breakable plastic, too. I love this camera but can't use it. A minor
    drop from about 18" onto a carpeted floor caused the break.

    Any help appreciated.
    Dave, Aug 24, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Find a used body for sale (pawn shops, used camera stores), and
    use it instead ... keep the current one for future spare parts.
    Alan Browne, Aug 24, 2004
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  3. Dave

    Magnus W Guest

    (Dave) wrote in
    Check if the whole door is replaceable (if the hinge is removable; it
    sohuld be). Then scourge ebay for a more broken 400/430/500si and buy it.
    Replace the door. Live happily ever after ;-)
    Magnus W, Aug 24, 2004
  4. Dave


    Jan 19, 2009
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    Murray, UT (SLC)

    Just went through this. Sorry to say that after about 3 days of research the only answer was to find a good 430si and save my lenses and body for spare parts. Minolta, bought by Sony no longer makes parts for film cameras. The upside is that a good used 430 body is cheaper on the web than a camera shop would charge you to fix the back (if they could find one).

    Hope this helps - Mike
    mikemcc, Jan 23, 2009
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