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03-30-2019, 01:21 AM   #1
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my K3 II freeze

Hi, yesterday I made some macro picture in Live view mode. At a certain point, my body freeze. Impossible to do anything ! I put the body in off position but the live view stay on. I put the body on and off, but still the live view screen on.
I remove the battery and all came back to normal.
A day later, macro picture Av mode, impossible to change any parameter aperture was freeze at a value.

I put the body off and on and all came back to normal.

I saw Pentax ask for the return of some K3 II but my serial number is normaly not concerned.

I am disapointed...

03-30-2019, 01:24 AM   #2
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Is your battery old, or was the level low at that time? Freezes are more likely to happen when the power drain exceeds what the battery can deliver.

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Especially if you are using Live View which has a large power drain to power the display.

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And especially if you have GPS activated.

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My k3 has done this once in a while... I think all of the times were when battery was low.
03-30-2019, 06:43 AM   #6
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same with my K3-II. A quick fix is to just pull the battery and reinsert, after charging.
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I don't know, I was with live view and gps. I can try to change by battery.
But I'm sure it was not full charged but not empty.
I'll check it if this occurs another time.
I hope it's not a failure...
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QuoteOriginally posted by bwgv001 Quote
same with my K3-II. A quick fix is to just pull the battery and reinsert, after charging.
Except when you have the grip on, pulling the battery in just the grip doesn't fix the freeze. I've had to frantically remove the grip, then remove and re-insert the body battery to fix the freeze. Royal pain when you're shooting sports or other action.

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QuoteOriginally posted by MrNPhoto Quote
Except when you have the grip on, pulling the battery in just the grip doesn't fix the freeze. I've had to frantically remove the grip, then remove and re-insert the body battery to fix the freeze. Royal pain when you're shooting sports or other action.
makes sense that you have to remove both power sources

wonder if you could select grip battery only and remove that to fix problems ?
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my K3 does this regardless of battery power and live view. It just freezes sometimes.
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