Minolta X700

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Colyn, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. Colyn

    Colyn Guest

    Anybody have any luck reviving a dead x700?

    Mine quit suddenly..metering, viewfinder info, etc. Shutter is
    locked..
     
    Colyn, Jul 31, 2005
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  2. Colyn

    Bret Ludwig Guest

    Everything?

    Check for battery power, and resistance at the battery terminals. A
    few taps here and there-and if that doesn't work you need to know what
    you are doing or find someone who does. A Service manual would be
    helpful. How old a camera is an x700? (Sorry, I have never owned
    Minolta.)
     
    Bret Ludwig, Jul 31, 2005
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  3. Colyn

    Colyn Guest

    Batteries are good, in fact I even tried new cells.

    I'm also getting voltage to the on-off switch located under the
    shutter speed dial.

    I bought this camera new around 1991-92.
     
    Colyn, Jul 31, 2005
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    Bill Spanger Guest

    I have several X700s and they don't break often but when they do this guy
    can usually bring them back even better. $48 for a fix and overhaul.
    http://www.garryscamera.com/
     
    Bill Spanger, Jul 31, 2005
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  5. Colyn

    Colyn Guest

    I suspect that the poblem is one or both shutter capisitors has gone
    bad. This is an easy fix but finding the 2ea. 200µF/4v capisitors
    needed is the problem.
     
    Colyn, Jul 31, 2005
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  6. Colyn

    Bill Spanger Guest

    They can be had here:
    http://www.micro-tools.com/
    Pick your country and search for this part number: http://www.micro-tools.com/
    A ten pack is about $10USD.

    If an X-700 has been around long enough for the caps to go, it might be a good
    idea to treat your faithful Minolta to a CLA, that's why I recommended Gary's.
     
    Bill Spanger, Aug 1, 2005
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  7. Colyn

    Colyn Guest

    I had forgotten about micro-tools.

    I had the camera CLA'd last year after a couple of days shooting on
    Padre Island. Sand and salt water spray don't go well with a camera.

    Thanks for the info.
     
    Colyn, Aug 1, 2005
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