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10-04-2018, 04:05 AM   #1
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HDMI output issue – resolved!

I’m still getting used to work with the K-70 and thought I would try a bit of video.

As I was doing this in my ‘art studio’ (aka storeroom behind garage) I thought I’d try connecting it up to a computer monitor using an HDMI cable. Unfortunately there was no output on the screen. I know the lead is OK as I use it with my tablet that also has a micro HDMI output.

Initially I thought the output might be turned off in one of the many setting menus but having read through the instruction manual and poked around in the menu system I couldn’t find anything.

Having returned to this a few days later I now realise the issue was with the HDMI plug not pushing fully into the socket. There isn’t much space above the socket in the recess on the side of the K-70 and I found the plug just a little too wide to fit properly. Some careful trimming of the plastic plug with a craft knife means it will now fully insert and I have output to the external monitor.

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QuoteOriginally posted by WillHG Quote
Having returned to this a few days later I now realise the issue was with the HDMI plug not pushing fully into the socket.
I'm glad you get it worked out!

This is a common problem with the cable ends for micro HDMI and is not limited to Pentax.

10-04-2018, 09:52 AM   #3
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Some people have found the same problem with some microphone plugs and the solution is the same.

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