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MDowdey

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fellas,
Im trying to fix(and eventually use) my fathers Minolta Maxxum spxi. I was trying to figure out what was wrong with it when i stumbled upon a website for my problem. I concluded that the aperture control unit was bummed out. therefore, I took it to the local shop and they quoted 130.00 dollars plus shipping, and 6-8 weeks to get it back. Now, you guys tell me...worth it or not?

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My daughter had the same problem with her 3xi and that was what it cost her, so the repair price is about right. It's your call. You can get a new Minolta body for $100 more.
 
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My thoughts exactly dlc. thank you! It was a great camera when it worked, Im thinking of trying to find a refurbished spxi body somewhere... we will see!


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I have an old Pentax ME Super, and the shutter release got ripped out somehow. Don't ask how, it was given to me.. Anyway, I asked about a repair cost, and was quoted $75 bench fee and probably a $150 repair cost. i could buy a new body for less than that. So I did what anyone would do. Smashed it to see how it works. ;)
 
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unfortunately vinn, This camera has value for me in other ways...come to think of it, it doesnt have much. hmmm ::grabs hammer from tool box::


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not that I dont treat my equipment well, but if it's broken, it's of no use to me. so if it's gonna cost more to repair than to replace, out comes the hammer.
 
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thats a good way to put it. I got a 5 pound sledge out back...

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