I learned this early on from Minolta thinking something was wrong with the shutter. That is the mirror can lock up if the shutter is pressed and the power is not on. I have seen many users and sellers online think it's a faulty shutter. The solution is very simple, take a coin and turn the battery compartment cover from closed to open and back again, the shutter will release. The item "Minolta XK 35mm Film Camera with50mm F/1.7 Rokkor & Leather Case" is in sale since Sunday, November 25, 2018.
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