Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-14-2015, 03:22 PM   #1
New Member




Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 3
Sticky Shutter Button on K-r

The shutter button on my K-r is sticking. I have seen threads that they run camera under warm water and soap but I don't think you can do that with the K-r. Any suggestions would be helpful. Camera is only 2 years old and sad it's not working right since it has effected auto focus too.

Thanks

09-14-2015, 04:03 PM - 1 Like   #2
Site Supporter
jatrax's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Oregon
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,770
Many had this issue on the k-x, including me. One solution that worked often was to exercise the shutter button.

With the camera off, repeatedly press the shutter button firmly all the way. Try that 30 times or so, then test to see if it helped. Some reported doing it with the camera upside down so that anything in the button fell out.

The theory was that a bit of dust or dirt got into the button and this process moved or dislodged it enough to restore operation. Not sure if the same thing would work on the k-r or not but worth a try.

Another solution mentioned was to clean the shutter button with electrical contact cleaner. I would not recommend that unless you know what you are doing with that type of chemical.
09-14-2015, 04:33 PM - 1 Like   #3
Senior Member




Join Date: Feb 2012
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 120
I was a k-r user for three and a half years up until 2 weeks ago. I noticed a pattern where if I'm on a seaside for more than two days, button gets sticky. First time it happened camera was only 1yr old. Then I tried putting a bit of medicinal alcohol (70%) on a shutter button, just a tiny wee bit. Just enough to slip under the button but not to soak the cirtuits much (for caution, since alcohol and destilled water are not conductive). After that I started pressing the button many times, wobbling it a bit when pressed down and so on. All of that has been done without the battery and I have waited around 5min to make sure that everything evaporated before turning the camera back on. It worked for some time, but untill this day the button gets stuck sometimes and especially when I'm at the seaside. So I gave up from that practice, I just press the button a bit harder and try to snap it out of that position when releasing.

I live in Croatia and usually in summer I spend time at sea, and during the year I'm deep inside continent. And during continent days, I rarely get that problem.
09-14-2015, 04:53 PM - 1 Like   #4
mee
Pentaxian




Join Date: May 2010
Photos: Albums
Posts: 5,910
I resolved sticky shutter button on my K-r earlier this year.. but it was involved.. that is, it involved me taking the camera apart to get at the shutter button from underneath.. removing it completely.. and washing it with soap and water in the sink.. JUST THE BUTTON NOT THE CAMERA!!!

I also cleared up the mode dial too.. it was a bit gritty. Now it is smooth like the day it left the factory. And the shutter release button functions in the same. :c )

---------- Post added 09-14-15 at 06:56 PM ----------

I should also point out.. there are A LOT of tiny screws that need to go in the EXACT/SAME spot from which they came.. plus there are some very delicate cables underneath. If you are not the meticulous, gentle handed person you need to be to perform this maneuver, I wouldn't risk it..

My K-r was a cheap ebay deal (due to the issues I suspect) and I didn't really care much if it broke or not.. but now it works like a champ.

09-15-2015, 07:01 AM   #5
Moderator PEG Judges
Kerrowdown's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Highlands of Scotland.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 32,649
Welcome to the forum, I hope you get your issue resolved at not too greater cost.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
button, camera, k-r, shutter, shutter button
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
K-r glitch? Shutter fires every time I press any button. Help? MrA Pentax K-r 22 12-09-2016 07:56 AM
Sticky shutter button or on-off switch chromo Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 2 05-04-2015 09:29 PM
Sticky shutter button anyone? mamethot Pentax K-3 8 01-24-2014 11:48 PM
Sticky Shutter button Panache Pentax K-r 9 08-18-2011 12:45 PM
K-x sticky shutter release trigger/button alaricxyz Pentax DSLR Discussion 8 03-31-2010 04:56 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:37 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top