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11-17-2016, 11:23 AM   #1
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K-1 Debug Mode

I found some instructions for turning on the K-1 debug mode, but I haven't had any luck getting them to actually work. Has anyone else successfully tried this?

Instructions:

1) Create two files at the root of SD1:

00077980.570 - [OPEN_DEBUG_MENU]
DEVELOP.MOD

2) Turn the camera on

I've tried some variations, holding the menu button, leaving the SD card door open, etc. No luck yet.

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[OPEN_DEBUG_MENU] is the text that is supposed to be inside the file namned 00077980.570 if I remember correctly...
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[OPEN_DEBUG_MENU] is the text that is supposed to be inside the file namned 00077980.570 if I remember correctly...
Yep. I was just using shorthand. Sorry for any confusion there.
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Just a reminder that using debug model will impact the warrantee. At least that is what I read. All k1s are still under warrantee at this time and we might want to be careful.

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Just a reminder that using debug model will impact the warrantee. At least that is what I read. All k1s are still under warrantee at this time and we might want to be careful.
I'll be careful. Besides, I have an extended warranty that covers accidental handling, so as long as the K-1 does not literally catch fire, I'm covered.
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QuoteOriginally posted by grahame Quote
Just a reminder that using debug model will impact the warrantee. At least that is what I read. All k1s are still under warrantee at this time and we might want to be careful.
Using the debug menu may impact the warranty if changes (particularly firmware hacks) are discovered during the course of warranty service or if one bricks the camera while fooling around. That being said, innocuous changes such as enabling localization settings for regions outside that where the camera was purchased should generally be acceptable.


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QuoteOriginally posted by lithedreamer Quote
I'll be careful. Besides, I have an extended warranty that covers accidental handling, so as long as the K-1 does not literally catch fire, I'm covered.
Doing firmware manipulation is intentional, not accidental; meaning that you may have to lie when filing the warranty claim. Oops! The important thing when fiddling with debug is to keep careful record of your progress and not attempt low level service procedures.


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Doing firmware manipulation is intentional, not accidental; meaning that you will have to lie when filing the warranty claim. Oops!


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Hmm. That's true. Anyway, I'll be careful. I'd just like to poke around.

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My K1 has focusing problem, almost all lenses need AF adjustment near -7 or 8. One lens needs more than -10. I thought of using debug model to dial the focusing point by +7 in general but was worrying about the warrantee issue. Any comments on AF adjusting using debug model and warrantee?
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My K1 has focusing problem, almost all lenses need AF adjustment near -7 or 8. One lens needs more than -10. I thought of using debug model to dial the focusing point by +7 in general but was worrying about the warrantee issue. Any comments on AF adjusting using debug model and warrantee?
This might be what Precision would use to calibrate your camera + lens if you sent it to them, but that's just speculation.
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Precision would use to calibrate your camera
I think so. I am using the camera as is right now and let the system "break-in". After focusing shift is stabilized, I will send the camera to precision for calibration and cleaning.
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QuoteOriginally posted by grahame Quote
My K1 has focusing problem, almost all lenses need AF adjustment near -7 or 8. One lens needs more than -10. I thought of using debug model to dial the focusing point by +7 in general but was worrying about the warrantee issue. Any comments on AF adjusting using debug model and warrantee?
Have you considered warranty service to correct the AF issue? If the available range of adjustments are inadequate, I would be surprised if the debug menu would buy you more latitude. An actual physical adjustment of the AF sensor block, mirror, or mount flange position may be in order.


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Have you considered warranty service to correct the AF issue? If the available range of adjustments are inadequate, I would be surprised if the debug menu would buy you more latitude.
Yes, that is my plan. I will use the camera for a while and send it in for adjustment.

on the other hand, debug model adjustment does help in this situation, it has bigger turning range. And more importantly, you can still set adjustment for each individual lens after that and the effects are additive.

I do hope pentax can change their firmware and allows for adding AF adjusting for individual lens on top of that for all.
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QuoteOriginally posted by grahame Quote
it has bigger turning range
Take care. There are reasons why that range is not exposed in the general interface and also reasons why adjustments are not additive. These kind of decisions are not made on an arbitrary basis.


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