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03-09-2015, 03:22 AM   #1
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K-r, K-x interchangeable parts

Does anyone know which parts are interchangeable between the k-r and k-x. My k-x mirror doesn't move so the shutter won't click. It is especially apparent when you click live view and you just hear the gear spinning. Thanks in advance

03-09-2015, 09:58 AM   #2
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So you have K-x and K-r and want to put them together? Whoa. Im not sure the cameras have exactly the same mirror, but I think the sensor, shutter and ovf are the same. The only way to make sure is to open then both.
But that is so much work, and no guarantee that it will work.. you can buy a used K-50 for such a low price these days, and get a better sensor and more functions
03-09-2015, 10:13 PM   #3
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only have the one

I only have the one but wanted to buy one for parts on the internet. I guess I will just open it up and see what is going on. I had bought it new a few years ago but hardly used it. Have you ever tried fixing one of these cameras?
03-10-2015, 01:49 AM   #4
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get a working one instead of trying to fix your body. It will be cheaper and you won't have a headache.

K-x / k-r can be had for less than 200/$ nowadays.

You can even think of getting a k5 for 300-350/$

03-13-2015, 02:19 PM   #5
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Digital cameras are usually a little too complex to fix yourself. You need knowledge of the specific camera as well as tools. Anyway, I would agree with Aurele's advice. Especially because even getting a broken K-x will cost something. Better just add a little bit and get a camera that works without tinkering.
03-13-2015, 03:14 PM   #6
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get another k-x if ya like.....a 30-40 chance.....hell it may even work.....could be a return by someone who did not know how to put the baterries in.....not that I know
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05-02-2015, 02:22 AM   #7
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ok I got my K-r now but taking apart the k x

Now that I have the k x apart, well sort of...bottom and front cover off, does anyone know what to fiddle with because the mirror wont move out to the way for live view.. you hear the gear trying to move or slipping. Has anyone tried to repair these units.....thanks...

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