Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
06-03-2015, 10:12 AM   #1
Junior Member




Join Date: Jan 2011
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 41
K3 Died

My K3 will not power up. Tried all the easy stuff like changing batteries, lenses, and memory cards. No help. The camera is out of warranty so I will have to pay for the repair. Any suggestions on where to get it repaired.

06-03-2015, 10:20 AM   #2
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
AquaDome's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: New Carlisle, IN
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,475
Make sure the memory card door is closed properly.
06-03-2015, 10:23 AM   #3
Junior Member




Join Date: Jan 2011
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 41
Original Poster
Checked that. No help
06-03-2015, 10:36 AM   #4
Emperor and Senpai
Loyal Site Supporter
VoiceOfReason's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Nashville, IN
Posts: 5,427
Here's an outside thing that might work. Take your battery out. Hold down the power button for a slow count of 30. Put your fully charged battery back in and see what happens after blowing out the battery compartment.

06-03-2015, 11:51 AM   #5
Junior Member




Join Date: Jan 2011
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 41
Original Poster
Tried it, no luck.
06-03-2015, 01:33 PM   #6
Pentaxian
Outis's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Cambridge, MA
Posts: 917
Are the contacts for the battery clean?
06-03-2015, 02:26 PM   #7
Junior Member




Join Date: Jan 2011
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 41
Original Poster
Appear to be. It did not happen during a battery change but during a time when I was out shooting. I had turned the camera off and about 15 minutes later I went to turn it on again and it would not power up. After that is when I tried changing the batteries, cards, and lenses. All to no avail.
06-03-2015, 03:07 PM   #8
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 43,668
QuoteOriginally posted by jim.haase Quote
Tried it, no luck.
Is the battery inserted backwards? I know it's possible to insert it backwards into the grip, not sure about the body though.


Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com's high server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover those costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

06-03-2015, 03:25 PM   #9
Pentaxian
ScooterMaxi Jim's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,509
Is the shutter in midcycle? If the mirror is down, you probably have some hope to revive it. By chance do you have another battery you can try using? In any event, give it a day or two. I have heard of dSLRs coming back from a coma after a day or two.
06-03-2015, 11:13 PM   #10
Junior Member




Join Date: Jan 2011
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 41
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Is the battery inserted backwards? I know it's possible to insert it backwards into the grip, not sure about the body though.

Battery only can only install and lock in place in one direction.

---------- Post added 06-04-15 at 01:15 AM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by ScooterMaxi Jim Quote
Is the shutter in midcycle? If the mirror is down, you probably have some hope to revive it. By chance do you have another battery you can try using? In any event, give it a day or two. I have heard of dSLRs coming back from a coma after a day or two.


The mirror is all the way down. I've already tried a second battery with no luck.

---------- Post added 06-04-15 at 01:18 AM ----------

Pentax suggested Precision Camera as a source for repair. Has anyone used this repair facility in the past and if you have what were your impression. Are there any other suggested repair facilities?

Last edited by jim.haase; 06-03-2015 at 11:19 PM.
06-04-2015, 12:23 AM   #11
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 43,668
QuoteOriginally posted by jim.haase Quote
Pentax suggested Precision Camera as a source for repair. Has anyone used this repair facility in the past and if you have what were your impression. Are there any other suggested repair facilities?
Precision is the only authorized repair facility in the US, and the only one that can source parts as far as I'm aware. User impressions here on the forum are mixed; they range to highly positive to negative. I think it depends on the item in question and how readily-available parts are. The K-3 shouldn't be a problem.

Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com's high server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover those costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
battery, day, dslr, k-3, k3, mirror, pentax k-3, post, repair
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Little Q Died tromboads Pentax Q 34 10-24-2015 05:42 AM
WG-3 died GladTidings Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 2 03-16-2015 11:28 PM
D-BC90 died? mattt Pentax K-5 4 11-30-2014 11:13 AM
K3 died on me fcrespo Pentax K-3 12 06-03-2014 11:11 AM
Video card died. Susinok General Talk 6 04-03-2014 08:23 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:17 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top