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05-31-2011, 11:34 AM   #1
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K-x beeping...help!

Hello all,

I am very new to Pentax and have a k-x which I love, but just yesterday, it started making a beeping noise every time I try to take a picture. The camera is in Auto Picture mode and when I press the shutter release button, the camera just starts beeping and no picture is taken.
I'm able to record videos, but not take pictures.

Does anyone have any idea why this is?
Can someone help, please?

Thank you!

05-31-2011, 12:03 PM   #2
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There are five "beep" reasons with a K-x; 1) Focus lock, 2) Auto Exposure Lock or AE-L, 3) RAW (when assigned to green button), 4) Self Timer and 5) Remote control. Refer to your K-x manual p243.

Did you by any chance set the Self Timer to on? This is trivial but do you hear the mirror "slap" after the beep? If so, that means it did take a shot.

I'm guessing the 12sec timer is on and once you press the shutter button, the camera will beep during countdown.

Hope this helps!

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That's exactly it! Wow, I can't believe I didn't check that *slaps forehead* lol...thank you so much!
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Glad that got answered, because I was going to suggest that it was a bomb and should be thrown a great distance away.

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I'd have taken my chances. This is a new camera lol
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QuoteOriginally posted by megnolia Quote
That's exactly it! Wow, I can't believe I didn't check that *slaps forehead* lol...thank you so much!
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