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02-19-2016, 11:32 AM   #1
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k-50 mirror and power issues

My camera started with what I think you call mirror flop. I Push the shutter once and it either doesnt fire, fires and kinda tripple taps the mirror up, or it gets stuck open. I can get it to do this with our with out a lens I have a video if someone needs to see it and I can figure out how to upload it.

Also, I can power off my camera but looking through the view finder it is still on. I cant change any settings and the little red dot may or may not show when I touch the shutter button.

Any ideas here? Note it will do it with both pentax batteries I have.
firmware 1.02


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02-29-2016, 12:32 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Greenneck Quote
My camera started with what I think you call mirror flop. I Push the shutter once and it either doesnt fire, fires and kinda tripple taps the mirror up, or it gets stuck open. I can get it to do this with our with out a lens I have a video if someone needs to see it and I can figure out how to upload it.

Also, I can power off my camera but looking through the view finder it is still on. I cant change any settings and the little red dot may or may not show when I touch the shutter button.

Any ideas here? Note it will do it with both pentax batteries I have.
firmware 1.02
Classic mirror flop issue. ~130$ for repair. Send it in. Damn these keep popping up.
03-03-2016, 08:23 PM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by insomniac Quote
Classic mirror flop issue. ~130$ for repair. Send it in. Damn these keep popping up.
I thought that but none of the mirror flop threads I had read mentioned anything about the power cycling issue
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