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07-11-2012, 09:16 AM   #1
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Random shutter firings

So I was out with my K5 canoeing with old friends when I went to take a picture and the camera just starting firing the shutter.

I looked over all my setting and everytime I touched any switch or button the camera would fire. Sometimes multiple times. I could not take a picture and no settings were visible in the viewfinder.

I took out the OEM battery and still nothing. I finally did a reset in the menu, lost all my custom settings (#%^@) and seem to have a temporary reprieve.

It started happening again for a bit and now seems to be gone.

It was a hot day, 28 or so.

Now what?

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Sorry to hear. Do a search for K-5 mirror flop.
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What's your K-5's serial number?
07-11-2012, 03:06 PM   #4
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The serial number on the bottom of the K5 is 4229315.


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