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02-25-2019, 07:49 AM   #1
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Mode dial problem on K-3

I have taken my 3 1/2 year-old K-3 in for repair because the mode dial is malfunctioning. I get the user and flash modes but for all of the others (Tv etc.) I just get "Manual" mode. I'm waiting for a repair estimate. I'm not aware of others having this problem, but I guess it's just one of those "wear and tear" things that you get with an older (and well-used) camera. Another reason to hope for a K-3 successor in the not-too-distant future.

02-25-2019, 08:02 AM   #2

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I've had the same issue with my k3ii, also well used. I'm also under the impression it's rare. My repair cost the flat rate of $200 or so at precision a couple years ago, it was out of warranty.
02-25-2019, 10:03 AM   #3
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Hmmm...haven't heard of it on the K-3 but it happened (and is not uncommon) on my K-1.

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