Having problems with your Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D / Dynax 7D Digital Camera ?

Won't take pictures

\015 My Konica Minolta 7D stopped taking pictures. It will still auto-focus, but nothing happens when you press the shutter button all the way down.\015

Answers :

Symptom 1: referred to as FFB (Firts Frame Black). this is when you do not use the camera for a while and when you attempt to take the first snap shot, the Shutter is either stuck, or takes a blank/black picture (some cases the picture came out bluish). Sometimes the camera would freeze and you would need to remove the battery and re-insert it in order to reset the camera. Usually the camera comes back to life and and is usuable for a while until you store it. Sony will fix this free as they identified it as a design flaw in which the remedied (incorrect gear size for the Shutter charge assembly). Contact Sony support as they own all Minolta camera assets and tell them you have the FFB or First Frame Black problem and they will set up a ticket and instructions on where and how to send it.
\015\012symptom 2: Camera does not respond at all to the shutter release. Focus is fine, menu works, every function works no problem except for the most important - taking a picture (releasing the shutter). When you first turn on the camera, you hear the Antishift module attempt to center the CCD with a series of clicking noise for 5 or so seconds (not a good sign, also called the death rattle). All 5 AS bars in the view finder are blinking. In this case, the Tebure Assembly (AS Module) has failed and will need replacing. This is not cheap - sending it in to Precision Camera will run you around $250-$280. You can do it yourself if you order the assembly from Sony: Item - ( TEBURE ASSY ), U3008233U, $118.22 ea. via 1-800-488-7669 (will take 3-4 weeks). And follow the service manual to install and calibrate it (via the service manual download at http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/topic36109_post396839.html#396839).
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\015\0121.Try turning the camera off, then take out the battery.
\015\0122.Then replace the fully charged battery back in and turn the camera on but do\015\012not take any pictures.
\015\0123.Go to the menu of your camera and activate the CCD cleaning, which will\015\012activate mirror lockup.
\015\0124.You will hear a mirror lock up/half exposure cycle sound.
\015\0125.One you hear this, take the lens off and make sure you can see the CCD but do\015\012not touch the CCD or allow dust to get on it.
\015\0126.Now place the lens back over the camera and turn the camera off.
\015\0127.You will hear the mirror unlock itself, then the camera will shut down. \015\012
\015\0128.Now turn the camera back on and start taking pictures.
\015\012This worked for me and my camera started taking better pictures; however, the\015\012same problem came up again when I let the camera sit too long with a dead\015\012battery. So I repeated the procedures and my camera is back.
\015\012My advice is never leave a completely dead battery in the camera. Always\015\012store fully charged batteries in the camera.
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