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05-27-2013, 04:25 PM   #1
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Factory Reset

I know how to clear (reset) the user modes but what I'd like to know is how to do a complete factory reset. Clear EVERYTHING. I've searched the operating manual (hard copy and PDF) to no avail. Nuthin'. How do I get this done?

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Go to the third tab of the setup menu, select the reset option.

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05-27-2013, 05:08 PM   #3
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Thanks, Adam. Much appreciated.
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Nope, that is not a factory reset

A factory reset would also reset the AF adjustments that can be made thru the DEBUG menu, but it doesn't. Hence, this is not a true factory reset.

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Check your manual on page 328 and up (330 and up for PDF), it lists all the settings and whether or not they'll get reset when using the factory reset function
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Please don't call it a factory reset, fgaudet, that's misleading. Factory Reset suggests that it goes into a state as if it's fresh out of the factory. Which the Reset doesn't do.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tempelorg Quote
Please don't call it a factory reset, fgaudet, that's misleading.
Sorry, my bad. It looks like someone is on a bit of a crusade regarding the Reset.

So from now on, I'll simply call it a: "As Close To A Factory Reset As Currently Available On A Pentax Camera For A Normal User Reset"... ACTAFRACAOAPCFANUR for short.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tempelorg Quote
Factory Reset suggests that it goes into a state as if it's fresh out of the factory. Which the Reset doesn't do.
Agreed, often misunderstood.
With the K-7 and the K-50 (therefore safe to assume the K-5 is the same), 'Reset' means 'Returns to default settings' (words from the manual). Also there's a separate reset for 'User' settings. In the K-50 manual for example it explains in the memo on p219 that there are 8 settings which are NOT reset and lists them. So there's no suggestion anywhere that it resets to ' fresh out of the factory'. It would need to re flash the firmware back to original to do that.

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