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04-18-2012, 12:22 AM   #1
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Source of dust behind screen?

I've noticed some dust in my screen that definitely wasn't there when I got it, and I have no idea where it could possibly enter a weather sealed camera.

Has anyone else had this issue before? I'm planning on leaving the dust that's already inside, but I don't want any more to get in as they are quite visible in certain situations.

04-18-2012, 01:08 AM   #2
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Presumably the rear LCD? If under warranty, take the camera in for repair. The rear LCD should be water tight. This seems to be an issue with some K-5's at present.

The dust is getting in because the seal has failed; zoom action of the lens is acting as a 'pump', and the air has to enter/exit somewhere! Water and dust get in the same way.

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04-18-2012, 03:45 AM   #3
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Oh that sucks. I actually 'use' the weather sealing quite often. It's under warranty in Europe so that doesn't really help.
04-20-2012, 11:13 PM   #4
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I had the same problem. It's a bad seal on the rear plastic/glass screen. Make sure they replace that seal if you send it in for repairs. The first time they only cleaned the dust and didn't replace the seal/rear screen and the dust came back.

04-21-2012, 08:01 AM   #5
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Shit happens, I would say.

There is always wear and tear inside a camera, gears are moving, the shutter is moving... Maybe some piece of dust was in the camera and founds its way to a spot where you can see it. Weather sealing is nice, but as soon as you take the lens off, additional dust can come inside.
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I hope it was already inside the camera. Anyway, even if I can't get it fixed, it's reinforceable with a screen protector.
04-24-2012, 12:59 AM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by Trysaeder Quote
I hope it was already inside the camera. Anyway, even if I can't get it fixed, it's reinforceable with a screen protector.
I wouldn't settle. If you search the forums, there are numerous people that had this problem. It's a bad seal, if dust can get in, imagine what water would do?

Send it in.
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It's not under warranty. If chance allows, I might pass by the pentax distributor with my k-5 on me, and I'll do something about it.

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