I am new here. I hope I can be of help to some of you sometime in the future. In the meantime I need your help. I am so disappointed. I just bought a beautiful Dynax 7 camera, mailed from Japan, put a film in, took 2 shots, and turned the camera off. Then later when I turned it back on, the LCD display was blank, camera made some noise trying to initialize something, and then turned off again. I followed the procedure shown in the manual to open the camera back (was locked) and was able to get the film out, but the problem persists. I thought maybe the batteries were bad, so I took them out and measured them, even put some new ones in and nothing changed. Only when I did the reset procedure to get the film back open I did here the shutter released (at least sounded like that - either a mirror lock or something else). Please help if any of you have experience with this sort of thing. Thank you.