This evening I attempted to fix an old Minolta HI-Matic F I had sitting on my shelf… A camera repair person I am not!
About two years ago I purchased this camera for $1 at a goodwill or salvation army shop, it didn’t work then, but I figured it would be an easy fix. It sat on the shelf until tonight.
As soon as I took the bottom plate off it was obvious this camera was dead. Almost all of the wires were corroded and they started to snap from their solder points. So I did what any other person would do, I decided to go further into the camera. 🙂 Now one might assume that a fairly simple and old camera would not be that complex, but the Hi-Matic had a lot of circuit boards, springs, and wires stuffed into it. It took me all of about 2 minutes to get it into the shape you see below.
So I figured the least I could do for this old camera is take some dismantled pictures and post them up on for others to see…