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10-11-2011, 11:52 AM   #1
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Anybody? What does this CRIS repair message mean?

Submitter's Message : There was a Component Failure. We replaced the inner body component including the photo sensor block, reset all circuitry and updated firmware, cleaned and checked all functions.

Again we apologize for any incovenince this may have caused you.

For those who have not followed my previous thread. My K5 came back non-functioning from CRIS repair. I sent it back. They are mailing it back today. It took more than one try to get a definite answer to what went wrong. I am too weary with this whole repair process to ask them what this means.

What is "inner body component including photo sensor block".
Is this something unusual to happen to a camera?

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Googled Pentax CRIS and this link came up...............
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QuoteOriginally posted by psychdoc Quote
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What is "inner body component including photo sensor block".
That's the main circuit board on which among other things is placed the sensor with its shake reduction mechanism (aka "photo sensor block").

If some electronic component on the main circuit board is fried they typically replace the whole circuit board with sensor and all rather than replacing just the failed component.
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That's the main circuit board on which among other things is placed the sensor with its shake reduction mechanism (aka "photo sensor block").

If some electronic component on the main circuit board is fried they typically replace the whole circuit board with sensor and all rather than replacing just the failed component.
"Fried main circuit board"...
Wow! Photography was supposed to be my hobby. To relax.
Really did not want to be spending my time worrying about my equipment.

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Don't worry...be happy it was not the di-lithium crystal.

Glad the camera is own its way home.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bogiesbad Quote
...di-lithium crystal...
What's that?
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What's that?
You must be a youngster.

Dilithium crystals power the USS Enterprise, at least on Star Trek TOS...
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Beam my Pentax back from service centre immediately, please!

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Hopefully the Matter/Antimatter chamber is intact! (where the dilithium crystals do their job. Trekkies, feel free to correct me if wrong ) Hey, at least you didn't have to wait an eternity this time - hope everything works out!
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QuoteOriginally posted by SpecialK Quote
You must be a youngster.

Dilithium crystals power the USS Enterprise, at least on Star Trek TOS...
Ha, well I guess I'd be called a youngster since I'm only a college student.

OH, I see. Well, I'm a complete idiot when it comes to movies, because I never have enough time for them so I just don't watch 'em. I figure I'm not missing out on much since I can be shooting pictures instead.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ubuntu_user Quote
Ha, well I guess I'd be called a youngster since I'm only a college student.

OH, I see. Well, I'm a complete idiot when it comes to movies, because I never have enough time for them so I just don't watch 'em. I figure I'm not missing out on much since I can be shooting pictures instead.
TOS...the original series...from the late sixties.
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Beam my Pentax back from service centre immediately, please!
Forget that, just grab my full frame K-2 digital out of the Replicator.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ubuntu_user Quote
Ha, well I guess I'd be called a youngster since I'm only a college student.

OH, I see. Well, I'm a complete idiot when it comes to movies, because I never have enough time for them so I just don't watch 'em. I figure I'm not missing out on much since I can be shooting pictures instead.
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TOS...the original series...from the late sixties.
Generation gap.
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Generation gap.
Yup. That explains it.
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