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08-10-2012, 06:04 AM   #1
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Flash Failure

I bought my K-r last September. I never used the flash as I just haven't had the need. Last night was the last night in a six week course on photography (basically a get me out of auto course) and we focused on night photography and flash use. My flash just doesn't work. It pops up but will not let you take a picture. We tried all kinds of things and nothing happened. It was like the shutter was stuck. As soon as you put down the flash you could take a picture. I have a cheap fleabay external flash and it works but not the one on the camera. Any ideas?

As soon as I can it will get brought into my camera shop for a warranty repair.

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08-10-2012, 06:48 AM   #2
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I have the same problem. Will your camera autofocus with the flash up? Mine doesn't.
I never solved it, just bought an external flash.
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Interesting, mine also won't focus with the flash up too.

I'll check in to see what they can do and I'll post with an update.

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I'm interested to see the solution...
PS : Another thing...if the battery is low, switch on liveview and the battery indicator will say that its full...


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Apparently the flash isn't charging. Anyway I have sent it in for repair. I'll let you know what they do/tell me when I get it back in 4-8 weeks (yikes).
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Had that same problem. I tried to find out why it wont take the shot when the flash was up. I allowed my shutter to be released when the flash hasn't charged yet(there's a custom option for this) and it took the shot. Had it repaired, seems that it was grounded and now it works again. Hope for the best for your K-r
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QuoteOriginally posted by Markooo Quote
Had that same problem. I tried to find out why it wont take the shot when the flash was up. I allowed my shutter to be released when the flash hasn't charged yet(there's a custom option for this) and it took the shot. Had it repaired, seems that it was grounded and now it works again. Hope for the best for your K-r
Hello markooo!
How fast and cheap was the fix?
I'm thinking about repairing mine
Thank you
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Mine was still under warranty so I didn't have to pay anything. It took around 2 weeks, but it might be faster over at your side . I'm in the Philippines so I'm not sure how fast it would be in your area.

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Well it took 5 weeks, but I now have my much missed K-r back in my hands. Boy did I miss it. Anyway, they fixed the flash, updated the firmware, cleaned it outside and out. All of which was done under warranty so other than a nominal fee to have it sent in, it was free. I hated the wait, but I am really glad I sent it in.
The only downside is that the trip to the store had me ordering a new lens .

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