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02-07-2011, 07:52 AM   #121
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Hope it has moved a little. It has been sitting there since Saturday. Maybe they have just not updated it. Last check showed this

Louisville, KY, United States 02/05/2011 1:49 A.M. Arrival Scan

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So I checked UPS again today, still no shipping info. The store had me call UPS, which directed me back to Pentax since Pentax was UPSs actual customer. Talked to a Mr. Mark Davis who indicated this is the second incidence of this in the last seven days, and that UPS was possibly blaming it on the snow (I am in Georgia and we had no inclement weather at all last week). Anyways, sent him a pdf of my shipping receipt and they will initiate the tracing investigation with UPS. Long story short, they indicated if they don't find my camera, a new one will be shipped to me, so I can't complain about Pentax service, UPS on the other hand...
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Well, the FedEx truck delivered my replacement K5d off this morning

I had to wet clean the sensor several times as it was dirtier than the floor of the dirtiest brothel in Calcutta, but once I managed to clean it, it would appear to be spotless. The dirty sensor looked like a botched wet cleaning (been there, done that!)

The only thing that worries me a little is that it's a pretty early S/N so I hope it doesn't develop stains with time. Hopefully it's a pre-stain batch.

S/N 3820888
Production: 2010-12-23
Shutter count: 3
Firmware: 1.02.21.10

They sent a body with cap back in my box, not a full kit like Pentax USA... a spare battery and strap WOULD have been a nice gesture to compensate the $50 it cost me in shipping but oh well!!!

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Look like they repair it. First time we see it
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Well, the FedEx truck delivered my replacement K5d off this morning

I had to wet clean the sensor several times as it was dirtier than the floor of the dirtiest brothel in Calcutta, but once I managed to clean it, it would appear to be spotless. The dirty sensor looked like a botched wet cleaning (been there, done that!)

The only thing that worries me a little is that it's a pretty early S/N so I hope it doesn't develop stains with time. Hopefully it's a pre-stain batch.

S/N 3820888
Production: 2010-12-23
Shutter count: 3
Firmware: 1.02.21.10

They sent a body with cap back in my box, not a full kit like Pentax USA... a spare battery and strap WOULD have been a nice gesture to compensate the $50 it cost me in shipping but oh well!!!

Pat

Good news it is back but I would be pretty annoyed if when I get mine back I had to cleane the sensor again. I am not a whiner in general but it really sounds like Pentax Canada is not doing it's part to keep the customers happy. Look forward to seeing some shots soon and still waiting for mine to leave Kentucky.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ve2vfd Quote
Well, the FedEx truck delivered my replacement K5d off this morning

I had to wet clean the sensor several times as it was dirtier than the floor of the dirtiest brothel in Calcutta, but once I managed to clean it, it would appear to be spotless. The dirty sensor looked like a botched wet cleaning (been there, done that!)

The only thing that worries me a little is that it's a pretty early S/N so I hope it doesn't develop stains with time. Hopefully it's a pre-stain batch.

S/N 3820888
Production: 2010-12-23

Shutter count: 3
Firmware: 1.02.21.10

They sent a body with cap back in my box, not a full kit like Pentax USA... a spare battery and strap WOULD have been a nice gesture to compensate the $50 it cost me in shipping but oh well!!!

Pat
early serial..yet quite a late build date...seems Odd?

it would have been nice if you had received a full retail Kit....Pentax Canada don't sound like they have a clue...did you ring them about the dirty sensor ?
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I had to wet clean the sensor several times as it was dirtier than the floor of the dirtiest brothel in Calcutta, but once I managed to clean it, it would appear to be spotless. The dirty sensor looked like a botched wet cleaning (been there, done that!)
Wow, that is very bad. I would be extremely ticked-off, especially since I have never wet-cleaned a sensor.

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The only thing that worries me a little is that it's a pretty early S/N so I hope it doesn't develop stains with time. Hopefully it's a pre-stain batch.
If my calculations are correct, 2010-12-23 is during week 51, so hopefully you'll be ok (Pentax has indicated that cameras built up to week 49 were potentially affected).

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Wow, that is very bad. I would be extremely ticked-off, especially since I have never wet-cleaned a sensor.



If my calculations are correct, 2010-12-23 is during week 51, so hopefully you'll be ok (Pentax has indicated that cameras built up to week 49 were potentially affected).
Question: Did your K-5 come in the color lemon yellow? Just curious.
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it was dirtier than the floor of the dirtiest brothel in Calcutta,
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QuoteOriginally posted by ve2vfd Quote
Well, the FedEx truck delivered my replacement K5d off this morning

I had to wet clean the sensor several times as it was dirtier than the floor of the dirtiest brothel in Calcutta, but once I managed to clean it, it would appear to be spotless. The dirty sensor looked like a botched wet cleaning (been there, done that!)

The only thing that worries me a little is that it's a pretty early S/N so I hope it doesn't develop stains with time. Hopefully it's a pre-stain batch.

S/N 3820888
Production: 2010-12-23
Shutter count: 3
Firmware: 1.02.21.10

They sent a body with cap back in my box, not a full kit like Pentax USA... a spare battery and strap WOULD have been a nice gesture to compensate the $50 it cost me in shipping but oh well!!!

Pat
Pat, I think we're being too tolerant... I'm hoping to get mine during next two weeks... But I won't accept the camera if there will be more dirt in it then before it went in the service.... At some point enough is enough...
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Question: Did your K-5 come in the color lemon yellow? Just curious.
For God's sake Don, give it a break. You still don't have the camera and your posts are repetitive, tedious - and unfunny.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ve2vfd Quote
Well, the FedEx truck delivered my replacement K5d off this morning

I had to wet clean the sensor several times as it was dirtier than the floor of the dirtiest brothel in Calcutta, but once I managed to clean it, it would appear to be spotless. The dirty sensor looked like a botched wet cleaning (been there, done that!)

The only thing that worries me a little is that it's a pretty early S/N so I hope it doesn't develop stains with time. Hopefully it's a pre-stain batch.

S/N 3820888
Production: 2010-12-23
Shutter count: 3
Firmware: 1.02.21.10

They sent a body with cap back in my box, not a full kit like Pentax USA... a spare battery and strap WOULD have been a nice gesture to compensate the $50 it cost me in shipping but oh well!!!

Pat
Damn! That's what I did not want to hear! They did a sensor replacement - so now we have to see if they're capable of accomplishing as precise a job as the factory - and they gave you someone else's camera! (aka refurb) My serial number was higher than that - weird - I got mine in early November. s/n 3824***. Mfg date 2010:10:07

Well, mine should be along in a day or 2 then. I was hoping for a full kit too - as a bit of a gesture from Pentax. But, I won't be doing any wet-cleaning. If the blower doesn't do the trick - back to Pentax.

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Just checked again camera now in Ct. at hub most come in for delivery for our area. I should have it tomorrow
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Quote Originally posted by donallison13 Quote Question: Did your K-5 come in the color lemon yellow? Just curious.
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