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09-04-2010, 06:17 PM   #1
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I broke my K200Ds case and AE-lock button

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My K200D fell off a table and got a crack in the shell near the LCD and AE-lock button. Now the AE-lock button doesn't work anymore and the body is no longer weather proof.

This camera was bought in January 2010 in the Vrigin Islands and I still have the receipt. I am however a canadian. Would I need to get it to a USA pentax center since I bought it in the US or would a canadian one suffice? Do I need to request an international warranty card since the k200D didn't come with one? I am also assuming this type of damage isn't covered by the warranty right?


09-04-2010, 07:54 PM   #2
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Right, this isn't covered by warranty, so your warranty card won't help anyway. If it were covered, then you'd only be able to send it in in the country in which you bought it.

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09-04-2010, 08:03 PM   #3
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Are you brave enough to open it up and see if the AE-L button just got knocked loose?
Another idea would be to search eBay for a non-functioning camera with a good body casing and swap the insides out.

Or, as a last resort, you could always JB-Weld it back together to hopefully regain the sealing.
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Would you by chance bought the camera with credit card that had warranty coverage including this kind of mishap? Just a thought..


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