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07-05-2013, 05:18 AM   #1
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Mirror Motor Problems

My K5 is less than 2 years old and back at Pentax repair for mirror motor problem. Purchased 11/2011, it was in shop for jammed mirror 7/2012 - the motor replaced and it worked fine until the middle of a photo shoot (!!!) the end of June. Now, no longer under warranty, am told indeed "the mirror motor has burned out and needs replacing". Is this a common occurrence in the K5? I have searched forums and discovered a couple others who experienced same, had motor replaced and no problems since. Is this the norm? Is there a person I can direct my dissatisfaction to? All I get is the canned customer service response. Is it reasonable to think the motor should have been replaced the first time instead of just repaired?

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