Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?
My Minolta x31 camera has a fault.
Cannot record a photo (black screen) can playback photos stored on SD card. Flash & monitor work as per normal.When in photo mode monitor is nearly black all over.Flash fires & appears to record photo. Nothing recorded.Please help
Sounds like the image sensor may be gone. You should check with Minolta for service or the vendor where purchased.
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