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08-02-2018, 10:36 AM   #1
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K-5 w/no power-up w/fresh charged battery - repair options

Posted in another portion of the forum. Thanks for the suggestions, however, none has helped.
Have used 2 different battery chargers, with 4 differernt batteries. No power up.
Any other suggestions will be welcome and appreciatied.
Now, If I have to have it serviced, any recommendations as to where I should send it to? Precision quotes $212/00 or so. I don't want to have to rob a piggy bank to make the repairs, but will if there are no other options.
Maybe keep it for parts and look on Ebay for another body. I have several lenses for this thing, and don;t want to start changing to Canon or Nikon if possible.???
I have been a Pentax user since I bought a Super Program back when they first came out. Never have had to have a Pentax repaired in all this time.

08-02-2018, 10:56 AM   #2
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At $212, itís not worth repairing. Time to look for new/used body would be my suggestion.

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I agree with Joey. Just curious how many actuations does it have. Assuming it hasn't gotten wet.
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I had a similar problem with my K30. It turns out the goofy little plastic switch that tells the camera that the door to the card slot is closed got wanked. I worked it in and out some with a penknife tip. The camera came on and it never did it again.

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if it's not a simple fix, I would say not worth repairing, given the prices for used K5 bodies with low shutter counts (<15000)
Just FYI if I power on my K5 with the SD card door open, it flashes green on the top LCD and the memory card access light comes on for around a second. Then all goes dark.
With the battery door open, it powers on fine.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kb5tts Quote
Precision quotes $212/00 or so.
Bear in mind that is the 'open it up and have a look' price. If any parts need replacing, an additional quote will arrive.
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My thought is you are at the break even point. You could go ahead and repair but depending on what is wrong, it might cost more then what you can afford. If that is the case, a new body would be the way to go.


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