Question about Minolta X-7A shutter release

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Vince, Jan 4, 2004.

  1. Vince

    Vince Guest

    Hello all,

    I have a Minolta X-7A, which is old, and I know not the best of
    cameras. It does have some lenses and motor drive so I was thinking
    it might be a nice starter camera for one of the nephews.

    My problem and question is that I cannot get the shutter to release
    with the shutter button. It has been in the bag for the last couple
    of years but was working when I put it in. It has new batteries, the
    exposure meter comes on when you touch the button but will not
    release. The shutter will release with the cable release socket and
    the cameria winds fine. I have tried different modes, (manual, auto,
    etc.) and the electronics seem to be working ok.

    The two questions I have. 1. Is the shutter button supposed to have
    any movement. This one does not. The top of the button is even with
    its housing and there does not seem to be any movement (possibly
    jammed down?). 2. Or is there a shutter lock that I am missing here.

    Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.

    Vince, Jan 4, 2004
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  2. Vince

    Bob Hickey Guest

    If they are the Euro. version of the XGs, which I think they are, The
    shutter button is supposed to be flush w/ the shutter speed dial. It's not
    connected to anything, just a pin about 1/2 inch long w/ a spring to push it
    back up. There's a collar around it, which if removed, let's you lift off
    the dial and button. If it's just stuck, you can give it a twist and free
    it. There's a copper washer there that makes contact with the selector. Has
    to go back exactly the same way. Maybe that's it.
    Bob Hickey
    Bob Hickey, Jan 5, 2004
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