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08-07-2012, 02:09 AM   #1
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KX stuck in autofocus, but switch is stuck in MF

My KX will only AF. (unless the lens has quick shift), however, the switch is stuck (will not move with reasonable to slightly more that reasonable force) at MF. Any ideas? I have wanted an excuse for a K5... so do I have a paper weight that will not MF only AF?

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Maybe try taking the lens off and then try moving the MF/AF switch? This should eliminate the lens as a culprit.
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QuoteOriginally posted by calsan Quote
Maybe try taking the lens off and then try moving the MF/AF switch? This should eliminate the lens as a culprit.
Tried that... tried poking at the autofocus thinger(screw), it felt normal.... what gets me is the auto focus seems to be engaged well the switch is clearly set to MF... so i guess there is nothing left but to throw the camera at a wall and ask the Misses if I can have another...
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Sounds like the linkage is stuck. I had a similar problem with my K-x due to a fall.

It might be a very simple repair - when researching my problem, I think I read of one person who got it fixed in about ten minutes. I had a cracked faceplate that had to be replaced.

-Todd

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Thanks guys, I guess it is off to pentax for a little TLC...
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