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01-31-2013, 03:52 PM   #1
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K-5 shutter button freezing on

I have a K5, which I've had new since Nov. 2011. Twice, once in the summer another time...now..I've tried to take a photo and when I pressed the shutter button...the shutter button froze...wouldn't depress...just stayed on. No photo and I couldn't shut the camera off. First time it just timed out...today, I took the battery out, put it back in and it worked well...again. The shutter button function with movement and the camera worked and I could turn it on and off.

I sent it to Pentax in the summer. They couldn't find anything wrong with itI have extended warranty on it for a few more years...but this shouldn't be happening. Any ideas ?

I did have the small Pentax (waterproof...not a dslr)a couple of years ago do the same thing but I took it back to the dealer and traded it in for another camera.

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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
I have a K5, which I've had new since Nov. 2011. Twice, once in the summer another time...now..I've tried to take a photo and when I pressed the shutter button...the shutter button froze...wouldn't depress...just stayed on. No photo and I couldn't shut the camera off. First time it just timed out...today, I took the battery out, put it back in and it worked well...again. The shutter button function with movement and the camera worked and I could turn it on and off.

I sent it to Pentax in the summer. They couldn't find anything wrong with itI have extended warranty on it for a few more years...but this shouldn't be happening. Any ideas ?

I did have the small Pentax (waterproof...not a dslr)a couple of years ago do the same thing but I took it back to the dealer and traded it in for another camera.
Is it less than -10 degrees C outside? If so, things can start freezing up (literally).

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Is it less than -10 degrees C outside? If so, things can start freezing up (literally).

It happened in June and it was about 80 + F...today it was cold....but I took the photo when I was in the heated comfort of my car...I rolled the window down and the camera and lens were in the car interior.

Both times the shutter button would not depress and I couldn't turn the camera off. I wonder if it has something to do with the shutter button and on/off switch as both are connected ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
It happened in June and it was about 80 + F...today it was cold....but I took the photo when I was in the heated comfort of my car...I rolled the window down and the camera and lens were in the car interior.

Both times the shutter button would not depress and I couldn't turn the camera off. I wonder if it has something to do with the shutter button and on/off switch as both are connected ?
It could be that something is misaligned in there. I would request that they replace the shutter button and on/off switch for you under warranty.


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I will do so. Thanks for the advice Adam. I think you are right. The shutter button has been 'rough' in feel since I got the camera.
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