FILM question- shutter

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  1. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68000

    Mr_Brightside_@

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    i'm sorry i didnt know where else to put this but i need help
    i have a Minolta X-700 model film camera, and the shutter is refusing to open when i hit the button. there is no film in it, but i have advanced the roll so the shutter be opening but it's not and i dont know how to fix it, please help me!
     
  2. Rocky3478 macrumors regular

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    So it's stuck closed?
     
  3. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    Well, we really can't offer a lot of help here beyond expressing sympathy and empathy. You need to take the camera to a camera shop and let them see what they can do...
     
  4. Mr_Brightside_@ thread starter macrumors 68000

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  5. fradac macrumors regular

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    hey,

    i have the same camera and had the problem of the shutter open stuck, try these things. put the exposure ring to bulb mode (B) and try to click, the shutter might close.

    also the reason the shutter is being stuck is probably the two button batteries, (like watch batteries) which go into a small twist off comptartment in the bottom of the camera, might be dead.

    use a coin to open up the compartment and change those.

    see if that helps
     
  6. Mr_Brightside_@ thread starter macrumors 68000

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    no, i dont think that worked either. i had it in Bulb w/ fresh batteries from my other camera, and still nothing happened. any other random help would be much appreciated, thankx
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    How long has it been since you used the camera? Shutters do get stuck often and it's sometimes costly to repair and for that one it wouldn't be worth repairing I don't think. I started on Minoltas and they're great cameras, but I know one of my SRT models had a stuck shutter and they wanted like $60 to fix it. In theory that's a lot because I could have bought another on ebay for much less.
     
  8. Mr_Brightside_@ thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yeah... see the problem is, it's not mine :( which is bad... but anyway ill see what i can do, thankx all for help :)

    on an unrelated note... film SLRs are on ebay? sweet
     
  9. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Try a new battery.

    As I remember the X700 is electronic. Are you sure the battery is not discharged. If it still fails even with a new battery then it needs repair. However the camera has so little value that you could replace or even upgrade it inexpensivly. So don't pay to much for the repair.
     

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