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04-11-2013, 11:25 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenafein Quote
What do you mean by dry? I suppose it's possible that the dial is just broken, but grease is the more common issue. You can read about it in older threads here, and I've had it happen with 3 separate cameras. Is there anyway you can rent a camera for your shoot? Sorry things didn't work out for you. When I'd do it, if I needed more than 1 application, I could still see progress. The dial turns would register more and more, until finally they registered every time.
Yea, renting a DSLR is available; just wanted to use my camera

Do you happen to know how to disassemble the top part?
The screws I know (~9x) don't let it come off

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Yea, renting a DSLR is available; just wanted to use my camera

Do you happen to know how to disassemble the top part?
The screws I know (~9x) don't let it come off
I don't, sorry. I hope you get it fixed. Which country did you buy it from? They should honor the warranty if you bought it from a recognized dealer. It might be a hassle to ship it though.
04-11-2013, 11:33 AM   #18
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I don't, sorry. I hope you get it fixed. Which country did you buy it from? They should honor the warranty if you bought it from a recognized dealer. It might be a hassle to ship it though.
and at $250-300 for a body, it's cheaper to order a new one
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UPDATE!

Alright, you have GOT to be f***ing kidding me, Pentax...

The e-dial has a hex-tip that goes into a turning circuit, and moves the circuitry to register your command
I managed to disassemble to the top of my K-01 & took out the e-dial's circuit...

I found out that the hex tip is broken!!
and I recall that when it stopped, I wasn't even turning it roughly (and even if I did!)

Seriously, what the hell?
I bought a Pentax because I know it would last, it could take some rough handling even if it wasn't bullet-proof like the K-30

I can't..this is just...
Ugh

I'm keeping calm just to focus on gluing it back together, it's delicate
But I'll be packing a slipper from now on, in case I bump into Pentax's CEO, to lay down the fury upon his hiney!



See that hex-tip protruding from the e-dial?
That's the one that was broken in my K-01

Unbelievable


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Glad you were able to figure it out, good luck.
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