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12-20-2011, 02:21 AM   #1
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Accidentally dropped my K-x. Something moves inside.

I accidentally dropped my K-x and the corner at Delete button cracked. A small piece of the body is now super glued. Now the camera works fine, as before, at least I believe so after a few tests I made. But being too careful, I noticed some sort of heavy part moving inside. I have my camera for the last 7 months and I can't remember if I noticed that earlier. Is this the usual "sensor floating on magnetic field chassis"? I found this explanation searching today through this forum. Please help. I love my camera and I feel like sh*t now

12-20-2011, 02:39 AM   #2
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Sounds like it, but since you dropped it, it's possible that the sensor is now misaligned. Take some test photos and see if you see any dark edges.

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Photos look great, nothing suspicious. This moving part feels like heavy, I suspect it must be some circuit between dhe LCD and the sensor. And it feels like it moves like half centimetre.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nikiu Quote
Photos look great, nothing suspicious. This moving part feels like heavy, I suspect it must be some circuit between dhe LCD and the sensor. And it feels like it moves like half centimetre.
From your description I would say it is the sensor plate sliding around. Normal, with other words.

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I live in Albania where I doubt if there are any service centers for digital cameras, let alone for Pentax ones. As far as I know, Pentax owners are numbered here. I haven't met anyone yet. Shall I try to open it and "fix" it if any holding piece is broken? I have worked with electronic parts before, but never with so complicated ones...
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If your pics are fine then the sound is normal

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