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07-05-2016, 11:00 PM   #121
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QuoteOriginally posted by smart770 Quote
is there a known fix for this and at roughly what cost? Will Pentax pick up the bill given it seems to be a global issue?
Anyone??
No idea smart770. I discovered I am another of the unfortunate many when my k30 failed just as described 2 weeks ago.
I purchased an "Extended Care package" from a major retailer in Melbourne and am still awaiting a reply from them and Pentax/Ricoh Australia.
Quite frankly if a k50 were offered as an upgrade i would balk at the concept.
Problem is I LOVE my 18-135 WR and can't bear to sell it off.

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Suggest you contact Pentax HQ in Melb and see what comes of it. I went there. Good luck.
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Suggest you contact Pentax HQ in Melb and see what comes of it. I went there. Good luck.
Indeed. The silence has been deafening.
The retail outlet however was quite surprised as they claim to have never come across this problem.
We'll wait.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JPE Quote
No idea smart770. I discovered I am another of the unfortunate many when my k30 failed just as described 2 weeks ago.
I purchased an "Extended Care package" from a major retailer in Melbourne and am still awaiting a reply from them and Pentax/Ricoh Australia.
Quite frankly if a k50 were offered as an upgrade i would balk at the concept.
Problem is I LOVE my 18-135 WR and can't bear to sell it off.
I love my Pentax. It's my first SLR and I've had mine since 2012-2013. Got about a good 8000 shutter count. I've had this issue for about a year now. This actually happened to me just a few months after my warranty was up.

Your only option to keep the 18-135 WR is to upgrade to a K3 or a K5.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mellowyeahlow Quote
I love my Pentax. It's my first SLR and I've had mine since 2012-2013. Got about a good 8000 shutter count. I've had this issue for about a year now. This actually happened to me just a few months after my warranty was up.

Your only option to keep the 18-135 WR is to upgrade to a K3 or a K5.
take it back to Pentax and complain. They should fix it. It's their brand. Good luck.
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Diaphragm control unit

Indeed Pentax did fix the issue - a new diaphragm control unit/box.
Lucky for me it fell under the retailer's extended warranty.
Unluckily it looks like the replacement part was typical k30 or k50 - here's not hoping for a repeat performance.
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I found this, it looks like a reasonable solution.

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