11-12-2009, 02:19 PM
Just got a Minolta X700 in the mail from Craigslist and the film advance does not go beyond 30 degrees. In other words, you cannot load and advance the film. There are currently no batteries in the camera--but I don't think batteries would have anything to do with this...or am I wrong? The lady I bought it from is refunding my money...but I wanted to check with you Minolta experts quickly first. Is this just a jam and thus an unusable camera...or is it somehow linked to the camera needing batteries for the film advance lever to work? Thanks in advance for you help!