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07-12-2013, 04:47 PM   #1

istDL black pictures

camera goes through all the correct motions, no pictures show on the screen or on the card. Batteries are freshly charged, sd card formatted, worked fine until today. What to do?

07-12-2013, 04:58 PM   #2
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Sounds like a broken camera. Might be time to get a new one, like the k30 for instance! It would be more costly to repair your old one.

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09-03-2013, 02:16 PM   #3
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*istDL black pictures

Same issue here - All other operations on the camera have been normal, point, focus, shoot, etc..... but after the shot is taken, no image shows up in the "Preview View Finder" on
the back of the camera or on the SD Card - just a complete BLANK / Black image.

I called Tech Support and followed all their "Step-By-Step" Trouble shooting but still have not been able to obtain an image after taking a picture.
Before I send it to Pentax for diagnosis & possible repair (or not able to repair), I would like to see if anyone else has any other ideas.

Here is a list of ALL Steps Taken:

> Checked ALL SD Cards and ALL were "Unlocked" and able to be seen on a computer - as well as being able to view Previous images on the card on BOTH Computer and when inserted into the *istDL camera.
Actually tried several SD Cards of all different file sizes, types (Regular & Micro-SD with Adapters),
reformatted, and fresh out of the wrapper, etc.

> Replaced ALL Batteries several times with FRESH ones (ALL were checked with a battery tester) - several times
replacing with Standard AA's, Lithium's, and Fully Charged Rechargeable "RCR-V3 Li-ion batteries"

> Tried ALL shooting/exposure Modes on camera along with the EVERY step taken.

> Next - Then upgraded the Firmware on the camera from it's Original Current Version: 1.00 to the Latest / Current Version of 1.03.
Followed ALL the Download & Installation steps as documented and ALL were successful, but this still did not fix the "No Image" issue after taking a picture.

> Finally - Tried Resetting the entire camera back to the original Defaults or what it was straight out the box, as well as running a "Sensor Cleaning" - But still
no positive results when it came to obtaining an image after taking a picture.

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