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02-16-2012, 10:33 AM   #1
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Not turning on

If anyone could help it would be much appreciated

i have a Pentax K-r camera and charged it fully this morning. I put the battery in as usual and when i got to the location to use it, it would not turn on at all. It was just black screen, nothing worked or did anything.

Is this a recurring problem that others have had? Or shall i take it in to the place i purchased it from?

02-16-2012, 12:45 PM   #2
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This might be a trivial question but going through the basics, are you sure the battery actually did get charged? I've had more than one (in a hurry) instance where I plugged my battery charger on a wall switch (in off) controlled outlet without realizing it and didn't even bother to look at the charger lights whether they were on or not.
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Could it be that you charge the battery connected a power-bar with the on/off switch in OFF position?
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Also, what kind of batteries, and how new? Could be they are spent. Or just not good enough (eg, anything but the various hybrid/precharged/low-self-discharge models).

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Also make sure you put in the battery correctly. On the K-5, it's actually possible to insert it backwards in the grip, which I didn't realized until after I came home thinking my camera was dead...

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It makes me relax when I read of other people's errors with their cameras! Maybe I can quit being so aggravated with myself for 'doing something wrong' now I know that it is a common experience.
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Hi Guys, I'm having the same issue on my K5. I charged the battery yesterday, the green light went off after a couple of hours. When I inserted the battery into the camera body it would not power on. I currently do not have the optional power adapter or a spare battery. Any ideas on what I can try? Thanks in advance.
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You could think about visiting a local respectable camera store (please call first) that stocks the K5 or K7 as I believe they both use the D-L190 battery pack, and ask to use one of their demonstration batteries to test your camera. This might help you narrow down your issues.

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Thanks for the tip Matt. The online store I bought it from told me to send it back for a repair/replacement. I only had the camera for 7 days. Fingers crossed the second camera doesn't have any issues.
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