Minolta Maxxum 5 Problem

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by [email protected] Sadovyy, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. Hi Friends.

    I got a problem with my Minolta Maxxum 5 - Self-Timer Lamp always
    lights, even the camera is off... What can be with it?

    Before it my camera "froze" (buttons did not function) and I pull out
    batteries to make it off.

    Thanks for advices,
    V.
     
    [email protected] Sadovyy, Dec 22, 2003
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  2. Nobody else answered yet? Hm....let me take a quick look at mine. But
    first, is everything else on the camera working? I mean, can you change
    between P A S M, for example, change shutter speeds, etc.?

    Hmm, interesting....OK, OK, I took mine, and held down the button used to
    change between single-frame advance, the self-timer, "burst mode", and
    remote operation. When I hold it down, it moves to the next selection, then
    stays there. No other functions work during that time period. One
    possibility is that the button to do this on yours is broken, with the
    contact switch underneath the button stuck in the "on" position. That could
    explain how the camera got "stuck" as well.

    A quick glance at the custom settings didn't reveal anything there that
    could be causing the problem. I'm beginning to think it might be time to
    take your camera in to get serviced. One last thing to try would be to take
    the batteries out for an extended period of time (at least a couple hours).
    With mine (the dateback model), it'll maintain settings over fairly quick
    battery changes, much like I've seen with some PCs (I'm a network tech) - a
    simple reboot won't clear out some of the problematic CMOS settings, or even
    stuff buffered in RAM, forcing you to unplug and let it sit for a bit.

    Hope that helps.

    --Jason
     
    Jason Donahue, Dec 29, 2003
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