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symptom 1: referred to as FFB (Firts Frame Black). this is when you do not use the camera for a while and when you attempt to take the first snap shot, the Shutter is either stuck, or takes a blank/black picture (some cases the picture came out bluish). Sometimes the camera would freeze and you would need to remove the battery and re-insert it in order to reset the camera. Usually the camera comes back to life and and is usuable for a while until you store it. Sony will fix this free as they identified it as a design flaw in which the remedied (incorrect gear size for the Shutter charge assembly). Contact Sony support as they own all Minolta camera assets and tell them you have the FFB or First Frame Black problem and they will set up a ticket and instructions on where and how to send it.
symptom 2: Camera does not respond at all to the shutter release. Focus is fine, menu works, every function works no problem except for the most important - taking a picture (releasing the shutter). When you first turn on the camera, you hear the Antishift module attempt to center the CCD with a series of clicking noise for 5 or so seconds (not a good sign, also called the death rattle). All 5 AS bars in the view finder are blinking. In this case, the Tebure Assembly (AS Module) has failed and will need replacing. This is not cheap - sending it in to Precision Camera will run you around $250-$280. You can do it yourself if you order the assembly from Sony: Item - ( TEBURE ASSY ), U3008233U, $118.22 ea. via 1-800-488-7669 (will take 3-4 weeks). And follow the service manual to install and calibrate it (via the service manual download at http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/topic36109_post396839.html#396839).
However, if your camera experienced the FFB and then siezed (symptom 2) you can probably still get Sony to repair it free as its one charge for a complete camera repair. Call them up and tell them your situation.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Sep 21, 2017

The only site activity of yours I can trace is over a year old, and neither posting concerned a camera. Is it possible you have directed your vituperation to the wrong site ?

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Sep 18, 2017

It is possible that the card capacity is too great for the camera - does the manual give a maximum storage size ? If not, contact the manufacturer who should be able to help you.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on May 08, 2016

Go into the settings and select Clean CCD. It should be under the blue menu. The shutter curtain has a tendency to stick on this model. There was a recall on them way back when they first came out. 1a53cc1b-6da0-4b38-942c-78caadf51633.gif 1bcf9dee-9615-448f-a170-16ef0e446320.gif

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Aug 18, 2014

I had that issue once and it was the lens, not the camera. The autofocus gears were stripped.
Have you tried other lenses yet?

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Jul 03, 2014

This is a common problem with the 7D. The shutter curtain will stick after several years of service. Put the camera in clean mode to get the curtain to lift, or send it to Sony to replace it. It was a design flaw by Minolta.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on May 13, 2014

You need an NP-400 Li-ion lithium battery - I suspect ebay or Amazon can fix you right up.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Aug 28, 2012

The answer is short: NO it's not possible on this camera.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Jun 23, 2012

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