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My Minolta Freedom Zoom 150 lens will not open. I have changed the battery and the film but the picture counter is still on "0" and the lens will not open.
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Hello and thank you for choosing JustAnswer.com.

It sounds as though you are having a power supply issue. There are two places that could be interrupting the transfer of power from the battery to the camera. Either the battery contacts themselves or the power supply on the other side of the contacts. Here's the good news. Sometimes the contacts get a little dirty and if this is the case, then cleaning them might start your camera up again.

To clean them, simply take a pencil eraser and rub each of the contacts. Shake the camera gently with the battery compartment down to knock the rubbings out. Put in your batteries and test. If this doesn't work, give it one more cleaning like this. Put a little alcohol on a cotton swab and wipe the contacts, let dry for a few moments and then test again.

If this does not work, then your camera is in failure and needs to be replaced. I do not recommend repair on this model as it could cost as much as a new camera.

Best of luck and if I can be of additional help please let me know.
Marcia
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