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06-20-2011, 05:16 AM   #1
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My K-5 died! HELP!

I wanna CRY!! On Saturday, I had 2 family sessions, and then a maternity session after dinner. The maternity session was longggg (over 2hrs- long story), anyway on my 2nd to last shot my K-5 shut off. Just stopped. My first thought was the battery had died. So I grabbed my K-20 and used it to finish the session. When i got home I put the K-5 battery on the charger, and let it charge over night. This morning I put the battery back in, and my camera is still DEAD. Nothing, no low battery warning light nothing, nada!!! Any suggestions. The battery got plenty of charge. AGHHHHHHHHH. I've only had this camera for less than 3 months. It didn't get dropped, no water, nothing!

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Do you have a spare battery?
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No, ironically, I was going to buy the BG-4 grip and additional battery this week. I've only had this camera for 2 months
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I can't remember the polarity of the battery, but you should be able to test it with a multimeter.

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Ok Thanks, I will try that
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I would exhaust all options before saying the camera is dead. Try a different battery or even plugging it in with an adapter. I would take it to your local camera store and seeing if they can help you out with either option.
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Try pressing and holding the Menu button and then powering it on.
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Have you tried it without the card?



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QuoteOriginally posted by JeffJS Quote
Have you tried it without the card?
if door for card port on K20 is opened,power-up is disabled,not sure about K5
seeing Jeff's post reminded me of that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by BillM Quote
if door for card port on K20 is opened,power-up is disabled,not sure about K5
seeing Jeff's post reminded me of that.
If the card door is opened, the k5 will go through the initial power up, actuating the aperture lever, flashing the top screen, and then completely shut down. Might be worth looking into..

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Drove 2hrs to purchase a new battery. I let it fully charge. It worked for about 10 minutes and then the same thing happened. The camera shut off. Aghhhh!!!! The door to the card wasn't/ isn't open. The battery door is secure. The first time this happened, it shut down in the middle of a shot ( right after I pushed the shutter button).
Could it be a charger issue? Or do you think its a camera issue?
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Just tried, pressing menu and power on, but no response
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It is possible that the charger is not fully charging the batteries and I'm fairly sure there'd be a way to test that.
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My husband is going to go test the batteries with his multi meter
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Grrr....dont tell me it was the batteries....
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