minolta x570 problem

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by brianhill, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. brianhill

    brianhill Guest

    So, I've had the x570 for ages, and it's been great. All of a sudden
    it has started acting weird. I'll shoot a roll and when I develop,
    four or five of the pictures will have a vertical band where the
    picture is washed out--a bit yellowish. Some worse than others. My
    first thought would be that there is some light getting in. Perhaps if
    I take a few pictures in a row, it's ok, but if the film sits in one
    spot for a while, it starts mucking up the film. What do y'all think?

    brianhill, Jul 4, 2006
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  2. brianhill

    Colyn Guest

    You have light leaking in. Most likely from the door. Check the foam
    and see if there is gummy residue on the door itself. Another location
    to check is the door hinge area.
    This is a fix most anybody should be able to do.
    Go to Walmart and in the crafts section get a sheet of black foamie
    and a sheet of black felt. Both should be self adhesive.
    Using a wood toothpick with one end flatened clean out the door
    channels. Next remove the foam from the hinge area.
    With a rag dampened in alcohol clean both the door sealing edges, door
    hinge area, and the channels.
    Using a cutter cut a couple of strips of the foamie thin enough to
    slip into the channels then remove the backing and place into the
    channels. Then cut a strip of felt approx 1/4 in. wide x 1 3/4 in.
    long and place in the door where you removed the old foam. Then cut 2
    small strips wide enough to go into the door channel (on the door
    itself) making sure one strip is long enough to go just past the tab
    that engages the counter lever.
    Close the door and let it sit for awhile to set the new seals.

    You can also buy a kit on ebay but my experience with it is you will
    be changing it in a year or two again.
    I've used foamies and felt for a number of years now and as yet
    haven't had to change any that I have done.
    Colyn, Jul 4, 2006
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  3. brianhill

    brianhill Guest

    Thanks Colyn!! That sounds easy enough.


    brianhill, Jul 4, 2006
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