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09-05-2015, 11:52 AM   #1
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K3 clicking?

Hi again. I scrolled the questions but don't see my problem - so here goes -
I was shooting yesterday, all of a sudden the camera sounded like it was shooting and shooting... click click click ..very loud and would not stop, I shut the camera off, and when i turned it on again it was fine, and it didn't take a hundred photos like it sounded like it was doing... any ideas what it was ? and fixes? thanks again ...

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Have you installed the latest firmware?
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did you try firmware update?

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Have you installed the latest firmware?
No - I just looked at the Richo site, do I have to use an SD card? Can I use a USB cord and conect to the computer? that is what i did with my K30?

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Latest K-3 Firmware Update : Software Downloads | RICOH IMAGING

Look at Preperation of Update section
09-05-2015, 12:17 PM   #6
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This may also help,

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/6-pentax-dslr-discussion/250893-pentax-ds...ate-guide.html
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QuoteOriginally posted by tweet25 Quote
Hi again. I scrolled the questions but don't see my problem - so here goes -
I was shooting yesterday, all of a sudden the camera sounded like it was shooting and shooting... click click click ..very loud and would not stop, I shut the camera off, and when i turned it on again it was fine, and it didn't take a hundred photos like it sounded like it was doing... any ideas what it was ? and fixes? thanks again ...
You're experiencing Mirror Flap.....what firmware is on the camera?
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No - I just looked at the Richo site, do I have to use an SD card? Can I use a USB cord and conect to the computer? that is what i did with my K30?
You can transfer the firmware using a USB cord. Just make sure it's outside of the DCIM folder, and extracted properly. The guides linked above should walk you through the procedure.


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No - I just looked at the Richo site, do I have to use an SD card? Can I use a USB cord and conect to the computer? that is what i did with my K30?
I would use an SD card. if you have one in each slot of your K-3 use one of the and format it. Also charge your battery before you start the update.
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thank you - I was charging my battery - the video helped with the printed instructions ... it is loading now .. fingers crossed all goes well ps - i have a black screen of death on the back of the camera and i think myt heart stopped beating ... i will wait 5 minutes and see what happens

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thank you all very much ... updated and resetting my camera now
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Good to hear that, well done!
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thank you - I was charging my battery - the video helped with the printed instructions ... it is loading now .. fingers crossed all goes well ps - i have a black screen of death on the back of the camera and i think myt heart stopped beating ... i will wait 5 minutes and see what happens

---------- Post added 09-05-15 at 03:11 PM ----------

thank you all very much ... updated and resetting my camera now
Congrats......lets hope this cures your problem.
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