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    Posted: 30 August 2017 at 17:35
Hello everyone, new member here. Recently bought a maxxum 7 from Ebay and I love this camera, but after just one roll of film I had the issue in the aperture down mechanism. Unless I shoot wide open there was a high pitch gear grinding noise in the body and error message on the rear screen at the moment I press shutter. It also happens when I press the depth of field preview button. I gave up on that body and bought another one, guess what, it happened again today. It happened right at the moment when I attached the lens, and same symptom persists no matter I turn on/off or remove the battery.

Does anyone have the same issue? I feel it should be a quite well-known problem back in early 2000s, but I can't find any source online. Is it just as easy as push the gear into place or change the whole mechanism? Please help! Thanks!

Di

P.S. I doubt if I'm the culprit of the issue, I didn't turn off the camera when changing lens today, and I'm pretty sure that the last 7 was on when the same issue happened

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Welcome to the forum .

I've got a few Dynax 7's and have not had this problem , not heard of it really being an issue either .
I do have a Dynax 9 who's aperture control is jammed though .
Likely the same issue .

Some Sony DSLR's have had what could also be the same problem and it seems it might be an easy fix in some cases .
What sometimes happens is the aperture control ring can come off it's rollers , stopping it working .

Read the last post on page 1 of this thread , for a discription of the possible fault .

Read terakk post on this page for a possible cure .

Hope this helps .
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Hello,

I have the same problem with mine Dynax 7. After visiting local repair centre I get to know that it is a common issue with this camera. Unfortunately they couldn't repair it (, but... read P.S.) because they are out of spare parts - even our official sony/minolta service centre do not have spare parts...
Does anyone know good service poitns in europe and can give some directions, links, phone numbers?

P.S. ... but they could disconnect aperture somehow. Now I can use camera with manual focus and aperture lenses (M42 with adapter), but this solution does not suits me :P

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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 October 2017 at 17:26
Might be worth giving these guys a shout , speak to Dave Boyle .
http://www.camerarepairworkshop.co.uk/

When Minolta still made cameras , these were the main service agent in the U.K .

Parts would be the issue , but if they know what the problem is , they might know if it can be repaired still .

Good luck and welcome to the forum .
Let us know how you get on .

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Meeen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 October 2017 at 19:45
Thank you!
I have to keep my fingers crossed for the parts.
PEGO Kamera-Technik from Germany responded that they do not have required spares.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 October 2017 at 20:53
A possible solution to lack of parts could be to get off ebay another faulty camera to use for parts.
A common fault with this camera caused by over tightening into the tripod mount ( either a verticle control grip or tripod mount ) is that the film winder mechanism breaks .
The rest of the camera is fine to use as parts .

I have a few broken cameras of diferant makes and models to use as parts doners .

Of course you would need to check with to camera repairer if they will used salvaged parts .
No doubt they couldn't offer a garantee for the work , as they haven't used new parts .

You could also put a want to buy add on here , some one near you might have a brocken one that they would be happy to give you to help make one good one .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Meeen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 hours 21 minutes ago at 19:48
Unfortunately Camera Repair Workshop is out of spare parts too :(
I have also 7xi, maybe some parts from this camera will fit.
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