I got a couple of dead Minolta XG1s from ebay just a little while ago. Description said "shutter works, light meter does not". Well, the shutter would probably work if the film-advance lever worked! They were cheap, so I'm not going to complain too much.

I was wondering if there is a wiki here that could help me out with fixing these things. I'm new here, so sorry about wasting space on the forum for something that's obvious.

If not, can anyone help me out? Neither of them have batteries (which might explain why the light meter doesn't work. ). The film-advance lever only goes about halfway on one of them and won't budge. On the other one, the lever goes all the way, but won't move the take-up reel.