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04-01-2012, 12:44 PM   #16
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I've been doing some reading and yes- battery is fully charged. Will try again, has been about 15-6 hours. Thanks for the tip!

04-01-2012, 03:07 PM   #17
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Is it a Pentax battery? Most third party battery for the K5 is 0.2 volts higher or something.
04-03-2012, 07:23 AM   #18
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Hi yes- have two original Pentax batteries - it is under warranty so Pentax Service UK sent FedEx around to collect it yesterday. Before they collected it, I used the camera after it sat over night, and it worked fine - shot about 20 frames @7fps and a few other things, trying to get it to act up, and it was fine. This had been going on for a few weeks but got much worse a few days ago. Camera also returns to factory settings when you turn it off, so have to reset time, etc. Who knows? I'll just have to wait and see what the repair shops says. Keep you posted.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
This mirror-flop business has been experienced by a few people with using a freshly-charged battery, that is in fact slightly over-charged. Camera doesn't like over-voltage, or something to that effect.

Let the battery sit overnight then try again. Usually seems to solve the problem.
I have had 2 K-5 s replaced because of this issue and still have the same batteries and charger.
Hopefully the OP will be issued with a new body and not a "remanufactured" dud as I received from CR Kennedy Australia.
I now have a new one and it has performed well for the last 5 weeks, fingers crossed.


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