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11-11-2010, 07:11 AM   #1
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Pentax K-r Minor Issue: Button fell off

Ok before everyone jumps on this and makes it seem like a problem affecting all K-rs...

So I have used my K-r for maybe a couple of hours. Yesterday the button that you depress to remove a lens, Fell off. Its not broken but looks like the small end that might hold it in place could be a bit malformed hence causing it to almost randomly pop out.

Im afraid if I lose it (it looks like a $.001 piece) I will have to send it back to friggen pantax for a month or two.

I have contacted the seller to see what my options are.

If someone here has seen this issue before and its just a matter of a bit of crazy glue or something let me know. Last thing I want though is to mess with this camera in the wrong way.

Otherwise the K-r is fantastic...

11-11-2010, 07:29 AM   #2
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If it was mine, I'd return for a replacement. No sense in spending that much money for a 1 in a thousand defective part.

11-11-2010, 07:40 AM   #3
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You should be able to go back to the store and swap this for a new one. (Assuming you bought it at a store and the people there are reasonable.) Basically, it is unused, so an exchange is in order.
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Yeah thats what Im going for, bought it out of province so a bit of a pain but hopefully there wont be any issues with the exchange

11-12-2010, 12:56 PM   #5
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Robinsons camera spoke with Pentax who said that if the button fell off there must be an internal issue because they are secured internally.

I'm sending it back for a new one.

Robinson's Camera, where I ordered it from, was very good about the issue, no issues with the return even though it is a bit past there usual return timeframe.


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