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03-03-2014, 03:36 PM   #1

Brand new but won't power on

I haven't even had the Pentax K5 a week. It will not power on. I tried it with the batteries that came with it. Both ways in and out. Removed the card. I got new batteries, and it still will not power on.
What is wrong? Or is it just me?

03-03-2014, 03:55 PM   #2
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Is the memory card door closed all the way? That's the only thing I know of that isn't bad.
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This is probably a stupid question, but did you charge the battery?

I've had my K-5 to lock up, but removing the battery and re-installing it fixed the problem for me.
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Id start with the SD card door, make sure its fully closed. The camera will not power on if it thinks its open.

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I think the OP has an X-5 not K-5. Unless they are using AA batteries in a grip.

Still, the SD card door is likely the first thing to check.
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If you are using an X-5 - it won't power on until you remove the lens cap.

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