I just bought a Minolta xe-7, shot my first roll and developed it at home. The result was a roll of film that came out almost completely clear except for the fist several exposures on the roll and a few white spots here and there.
The film does have edge markings on it which seems to indicate that the development process went ok, and everything I can find on this points to a camera issue.
However I tested the camera before and after loading the film and the shutter opens and closes just fine, and I had no problems advancing the film while I was shooting. The safe load indicator moved as it should and the frame counter advanced properly and stopped once i got to the end of the roll.
So far I cannot find a satisfactory answer so I'm hoping someone here can help me out. Thanks!