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04-06-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
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K-5 Frozen twice in first two weeks already

It has been just about 2 weeks since I bought the new K-5, It already froze twice. I have attached the picture. Has anyone had this problem? First time when it happened I removed the battery (which was fully charged) and put it back it was fine. The power won't shut off even after turning the switch to off position. Should I send it back?

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04-06-2012, 06:08 PM   #2
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Try upgrading the firmware and see if it happens again. If it ends up being a regular occurrence, then yup, I'd send it in. Otherwise I wouldn't worry about it.

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Don't know if this helps but mine did the same when I first got it, now it's fine. Always did it on a fresh charge of the battery too.
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Try upgrading the firmware and see if it happens again. If it ends up being a regular occurrence, then yup, I'd send it in. Otherwise I wouldn't worry about it.
Yes It has the latest firmware 1.13.

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Battery on picture is depleted, contrary to description. I had this going with K10D (regardless level of charge, also battery out&in only helped), sent it to Pentax, they tested is, sent it back to me saying it's fine. It eventually stopped doing it...but today, I would ask for replacement...
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What's with the exposure compensation?
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Battery on picture is depleted, contrary to description. I had this going with K10D (regardless level of charge, also battery out&in only helped), sent it to Pentax, they tested is, sent it back to me saying it's fine. It eventually stopped doing it...but today, I would ask for replacement...
I took this picture when the camera froze for the second time. But the very first time, it was fully charged. (Never had this problem with my K10D)
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What's with the exposure compensation?
It was the just the compensation setting it displayed when it froze.I was just experimenting some water droplets shots with flash.

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I had the freezing problem. But only when shooting in high speed mode for sports. Had to sent it into Pentax for repair. Has been fine since.
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Mine (2) will freeze / hang when the battery gets low. Turn off, insert fresh battery, carry on.
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I would send it back for a replacement. I have never had a freeze of my K5 in the year I have owned it. I have 3 Pentax batteries and 1 third party and never a freeze whether full or depleted. Same for my K20D. I think this is the norm although more then a few have reported your same problem.

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I would send it back for a replacement. I have never had a freeze of my K5 in the year I have owned it. I have 3 Pentax batteries and 1 third party and never a freeze weather full or depleted. Same for my K20D. I think this is the norm although more then a few have reported your same problem.
One more freeze, I am sending it back. Thanks
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Has anyone had this problem?(
Many previous posts on the subject. Look back through threads in this section. I had a few freezes early on but they cleared up and it has been a long time since.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jcp5 Quote
I would send it back for a replacement. I have never had a freeze of my K5 in the year I have owned it. I have 3 Pentax batteries and 1 third party and never a freeze weather full or depleted. Same for my K20D. I think this is the norm although more then a few have reported your same problem.
How could the camera work with a depleted battery?
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How could the camera work with a depleted battery?
lol---It can't--K5 with good components will not suffer the "freezing disease" whether the battery is fully charged or low ---as you said you have experienced---. "low" is the the word I should have used---thanks for catching that.

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