Minolta X 700

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by John Smith Jones, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. Hi,

    I have a Minolta X700. I just bought fresh batteries. However, it doesn't
    seem to work anymore. It's been years since I used it. I was wondering if
    the film had to loaded to work? Or should I take it to a camera shop to have
    it fixed? Any idea what it might cost to fix?

    Thank you for any information.

    B
     
    John Smith Jones, Jan 29, 2006
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    Colyn Guest

    Sounds like the shutter capacitors have gone bad.
    You will need to have a repairman fix it..
     
    Colyn, Jan 29, 2006
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  3. Any idea what that might cost?

     
    John Smith Jones, Jan 30, 2006
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  4. John Smith Jones

    Colyn Guest

    Check out Gary's at the below url.
    He list a complete overhaul for $40+shipping

    He overhauled my XD-11 a few months ago.

    http://www22.brinkster.com/garryscamera/
     
    Colyn, Jan 30, 2006
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    Mike Guest

    Any idea what that might cost?
    $75-125 depending on the repair shop.
     
    Mike, Jan 30, 2006
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    Jon Guest

    Jon, Jan 31, 2006
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  7. John Smith Jones

    Mike Guest

    And it may develop a similar problem. From experience buying old cameras
    on eBay, you are better off spending the _same_ amount of money to repair
    an existing camera than to buy a different one. A repair will include a
    CLA. Whereas purchasing a different 20-year old camera will eventually
    need a CLA anyways.
     
    Mike, Jan 31, 2006
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    Bob Hickey Guest

    circuits, and corroded. Try spinning the dials back and forth a few times.
    Maybe you'll get lucky. Bob Hickey
     
    Bob Hickey, Feb 2, 2006
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