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12-21-2014, 07:27 AM   #91
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QuoteOriginally posted by cps1959 Quote
Hi,
I am in the UK and I have just bought a New K-3 silver edition + Battery grip. The serial number is 2576xxx.
I have just checked the firmware and it is v1.00 do I have to install every firmware individually or do I just install the latest v1.11.
For the record I have owned a K-500,and K-5 and never had an issue with the mirrow flutter, fingers crossed with the K-3.
Because it is a 2576xxx serial number does it mean it is an old stock item particularly as it only has firmware v1.00 installed or is that normal.
Just upgrade to v1.11, no need to go and upgrade every single version. Only the latest Premium and black bodies have the latest firmware. These could have been factory installed since Sep/Oct 2014. Those before that all had v1.0

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v1.11 firmware does not fix the problem

QuoteOriginally posted by felixkh Quote
Just upgrade to v1.11, no need to go and upgrade every single version. Only the latest Premium and black bodies have the latest firmware. These could have been factory installed since Sep/Oct 2014. Those before that all had v1.0
I don't know how many times it has to be said, v1.11 does not fix the problem, its just a workaround.
What it does detect when the fault is occurring and resets the camera, the photo you were taking at the time will be lost and possibly some of the most recent setting changes. The behaviour is described, somewhat poorly, in the release notes for v1.11.
I have had the fault occur 3 times since upgrading to v1.11 firmware.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jhmos Quote
I have had the fault occur 3 times since upgrading to v1.11 firmware.
Have you sent your camera in for service or has your warranty expired?


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QuoteOriginally posted by cps1959 Quote
Because it is a 2576xxx serial number does it mean it is an old stock item particularly as it only has firmware v1.00 installed or is that normal.
Neither means anything of significance. Pentax serial numbers are not strictly sequential. The first several digits appear to represent production runs. The black, silver, and gunmetal bodies all have different serial number ranges. If you want to know your camera's date of manufacture, it is written into the exif metadata for each photo. There are various free tools available to view this information.


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Many thanks felixh will get it done now.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Have you sent your camera in for service or has your warranty expired?


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Yes, took it in last week, with a couple of weeks to spare. I probably won't hear anything for a few weeks unfortunately.

John.
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