I work as a lab tech in Armagh college in Northern Ireland, and we have 8 Minolta X-370s cameras for students to borrow for projects. Obviously they do get some abuse but in general, the students are fairly careful with the cameras, (I make them pay dearly if they are not!) However, 4 of them have developed serious problems, all identical. Basically, the film advance will not work, and neither will the shutter release trip. I've done some research and have found that the old X-370 had the same problem after 15-20 years use, but there is no info about what can be done to cure it, and I don't want to have to fork out £50 for Jessops just to tell me that the cameras are beyond repair. Has anyone else come across this problem in any of the X series, and is it curable?