A&P My camera is locked up

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  1. monster91

    monster91 New Member

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    So I have a Minolta X-370 and I haven't used it in some time...I pulled it out to play around with it but the film advance lever wont go back. Sorry, I'm kind of dumb about this kinda stuff, I usually use my digital camera because when it comes down to film I like to develope my own, and well..I don't have a darkroom. Can anyone tell me what I can do to unlock it? I have a minolta X-700 too but that one is doing the exact same thing. :hs:
     
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    I have a million year old Nikon I think. I vaguely remember that when the batteries (light sensor or something) went dead, the mirror would stick I think, and I couldn't do shit with the film. I don't remember if just replacing the batteries fixed it, or if I had to open up the back and manually do something with the mirror.
     
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    can you explain exactly what on my camera is the mirror? :noes:
     
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    There's a mirror inside that reflects the picture onto the film iirc. I'll go find my SLR and take some shots of it. :)
     
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    I took the photos, but I'll be busy til later today. I'll post them soon.
     
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    thank you so much, as soon as I know for sure I'll have no problem finding it, I'm just dumb when it comes to the different parts and stuff. :p
     
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    I have that same exact camera.

    Did you make sure there's no film in it?
     
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    Here are the shots that I took of my Nikon.

    I don't think that this is helpful at all, but it may help, so I figured I'd include it
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    This is where the batteries go (watch batteries I think)
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    The mirror
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    I got it. :big grin:!
    Thank you so much. :)
    Now I can go out and shoot this roll of film I have, haaha.
     
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    So what happened?
     
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    lmfao, I had NO idea about the batteries. :O So I put two of those small batteries in, opened up the film place, closed it, pressed the shutter and it all unlocked.
     

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