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11-21-2015, 06:41 AM   #1
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K-3, no AF, no exposure, going to repair.

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My 2 year old K-3 has gotten the flu...?
The AF- button is not working, neither the shutter button. Only a weak noise like a sighing. I think it's the mirror mechanism. I can't do mirror up for cleaning. The menus seem to be working. Live view doesn't work either. I've tried reset and battery out. Tomorrow I'll go to the repair shop. I hope they can fix it. Where's the K-1 when you really need it? 😞

11-21-2015, 07:56 AM   #2
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Get a new K-3.
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New K-3 ... ~600 dollars.
Quote for K-3 repair... $306.50

At least in the USA. Not sure in China.. suspect it is still much cheaper to get it repaired vs buying a new one out right.
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QuoteOriginally posted by zantaphia Quote
Hi!
My 2 year old K-3 has gotten the flu...?
The AF- button is not working, neither the shutter button. Only a weak noise like a sighing. I think it's the mirror mechanism. I can't do mirror up for cleaning. The menus seem to be working. Live view doesn't work either. I've tried reset and battery out. Tomorrow I'll go to the repair shop. I hope they can fix it. Where's the K-1 when you really need it? 😞
What is the shutter count?

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The mirror not going up explains why Live View is not working.
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FYI: My K-3 is in the shop now too. Just under 2 years. The credit card I used added an additional year warranty service (I received a reimbursement check for Precision's quote directly from the CC company). Maybe yours does too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
What is the shutter count?
Hi!
The shutter count is ~29,500. Not so much.
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The camera is in the repair shop now, for approx. 2 weeks. I got a loaner K-5. Great service!

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It's back! :-)
They replaced the main circuit board. Everything seems to be ok now.
Too bad that you can't backup and reload your (custom and user) settings. Now I have to read all the AF, CIF, BIF etc. threads again.
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