Originally Posted by back alley
one of my xd11 bodies has a problem with double exposure/needing to be wound twice occasionally to advance the film one frame...would using a winder side step that issue?
I never had a Minolta other than the SRT and CLE. But in general, YMMV. If having to wind a second time is due to wear or dirt in the lever gearing (and the XD11 should be modern enough to use a direct winder drive independent of the lever gears), a winder might help. If the issue is somewhere closer to the shutter or take-up spool and affects both lever and winder transport, chances are that the camera will be even worse off on the winder, as that will at the very best light up a error lamp, and won't cheat and wind a second time like you do by hand.
Overall I've had more cameras which I eventually had to use without motor/winder when they developed reliability problems than vice versa - but that may be due to the fact that my heavy use cameras were predominantly worn out using a motor, not the lever.