Minolta 7000 shutter won't go off

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  1. orbita

    orbita TPF Noob!

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    Hi!

    I tried to google it but I couldn't find exactly what I'm looking for (or maybe I just don't know what I'm looking for!) and maybe someone here could help.

    I have a Minolta 7000 which as been with me and working great for 2 years. This week I was taking a photo (about the 4th in the film roll), the shutter closed, didn't open and the screen went off. I don't know what I did to it. But then the next day when I picked it up again the shutter was open, it would focus, screen was working and the aperture and speed would come up when pressing the button. I did press the button to test and again it's like the power went off.

    Now I've read it could be battery or capacitor. What do you think and what do I do?

    If it looks like I don't understand much about film cameras, it's because I don't so anything you could tell me about my Minolta I would be so grateful!

    Thank you!


     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Might be a battery issue.. Have you tried a battery replacement?
     
  3. orbita

    orbita TPF Noob!

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    I did, nothing changed. I will later today buy the flat ones to change the one further inside. I'm praying that will work.
     
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    cgw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Try this but if the patient is still unresponsive, get another(maybe newer)Minolta AF body:

     
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    My Minolta 7000i was always fussy about cold temperatures, it would shut itself down on occasion if it didn't like the weather. But it would always recover, usually after a few hours if I brought it indoors and left it be. And it worked great for years other than that.

    Hope you were able to replace the battery and that did the trick!
     

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