Minoilta Dimage A1 failure

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Minoilta Dimage A1 failure

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Hi, I have been given a Minoltta Dimage A1 camera not used since 2006. When I fire it up can see last pix 2006 and all the menus BUT when I set it to Record blank screen except for settings and 13" @2.5 in red. Nothing else no image no matter what settings. Help!
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First thing to check is that the memory card is not entirely full if you have existing pix.

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Hi David
Thanks, yes first thing I did was to delete previous pix. and counter now shows 45 new pix available.
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Have you tried its video mode to see if that will record?

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Hi David
Yes I've tried all modes video and record but still nothing on screen except for the settings and 13" at 2.5.
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OK - can you get a menu screen up, and can you RESET the entire system?

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Re: Minoilta Dimage A1 failure

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Hi Yes tried default on all menus and even tried firing it up with the Mains adaptor still no picture on record
PS Thanks for all your suggestions any more?
16" @2.5 seems to suggest no light getting to chip?Yes I did take the cover off.
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Re: Minoilta Dimage A1 failure

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That does indeed sound as if something may have moved to block the sensor. Look into the len, first, and see whether the iris appears to have an opening and whether you can see anything. The A1 does not as far as I know have a physical shutter, but the aperture might be damaged in some way.

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