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09-20-2014, 08:20 AM   #1
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Help! K3 rear LCD screen OFF!

Been shooting happily with my K3 for 6 months and one day I turn it on and get nothing on the rear LCD screen. A quick search turns up some options on the older models but nothing definitive on the K3. Had it working for a bit yesterday (don't know how) and once I powered down and back up it was off again. I'm hoping I hit some button combination to turn it off and just need to do it again!

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If you remove the lens and power up you don't get a focal length prompt?
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Press the 'info' button twice then left arrow on 4-way twice, then 'OK'.
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Thanks for the reply's. I finally got it on by holding the info button during power up. That said, the info-info directions from above button works just fine now. However when my screen was off.....it was off no matter what button you hit. I can not reproduce what mode it was in and now i'm curious if it was a glitch or some combination on buttons to completely disable the screen. A mystery until next time!

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Spoke too soon.....same problem cropped up again. Just after charging.....BAM! no lcd rear screen.....no playback....no menu to try a reset! I don't get it?
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Does LiveView work?

Also remember that the camera will by default remember all your display settings after you power off, including if your last setting was 'display off'.
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no live view, no menu, no playback......kaput! Did a chat with Pentax/Ricoh and they think internal malfunction...please send back. I enter a Fall Foliage Festival photo contest every year in town and have won two straight! I went out last night to shoot with the small lcd and try my luck. When I downloaded the pics everything was B&W! Not sure if B&W leaves are gonna win it this year
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QuoteOriginally posted by jezzeppi Quote
no live view, no menu, no playback......kaput! Did a chat with Pentax/Ricoh and they think internal malfunction...please send back. I enter a Fall Foliage Festival photo contest every year in town and have won two straight! I went out last night to shoot with the small lcd and try my luck. When I downloaded the pics everything was B&W! Not sure if B&W leaves are gonna win it this year
I've had this problem with my k30. Since it turned on with the memory card door open or closed I checked out the little(and quite crappy) door switch. After some poken and proddin of the switch the lcd came back up.

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no luck there.....can anyone with a K3 confirm that the LCD won't work if the SD card door is open?
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an anyone with a K3 confirm that the LCD won't work if the SD card door is open?
Yep, neither lcd works with the SD card door open. .
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My top one is working fine... So that can be ruled out
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