If you need to have your Konica Minolta camera and/or DSLR accessories fixed, now is the time as Sony says it will cease to repair those items at the end of 2010. The paragraph below was taken from the Sony esupport website.
Notice of Pending Service Closure for Konica Minolta Products. Sony has been providing customer service for Konica Minolta cameras and related products since April 1, 2006. As of January 1, 2011, Sony will no longer provide customer service for Konica Minolta products.
If you have first frame black problems with your KM 7D or 5D, you had better send it in. Of course, you can always use a different repair facility, but parts issues may come up at some point. I had the FFB problem on my 5D, but it didn’t bother me, so I continued to use it until I bought the A100.