Minolta 9 shutter button replacement

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  1. Greg Davis

    Greg Davis Member

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    I just got a Minolta 9 with the SSM upgrade, but it appears the seller did not mention the shutter button was missing. I could return it, but it is very hard to find these with the upgrade. Anyone know where I can get a replacement? The mechanism works fine, the button is just missing.
     
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    You can try to contact Sony or former Minolta repair service center, they will probably have a replacement.
    If not, try to get a second body and remove the button.

    The SSM upgrade its still available, see here for further information.
     
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    Problem solved. I found the original button on the floor under the table. It must have come loose during delivery and fallen out of the box when I unwrapped the camera.
     
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    Let us know when your heart stops beating in your throat.

    On the other hand, you now know about where to go for the upgrade.

    Steve
     
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    Vitor, thank you providing the link to the Dyxum Forum (www.dyxum.com) and the information about the Minolta Maxxum 9/Dynax 9 IC-1 Chip Upgrade for use with the Sony SSM lenses.

    The guys at Runtime seem to have become the world's main service center for the Minolta Maxxum 9.