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10-01-2013, 05:23 AM   #1
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Mirror flop in a uk K5


I've got a second hand out of warranty K5 that is starting to mirror flop (I think)

When its got a full battery the shutter clonks on every button push or half shutter press. It won't go into live view, just clcks madly.

If I can get into the menu and select sensor cleaning, mirror up it goes back to normal for a photo or 2, then starts misbehaving (clicking all the time) again.

If i run the battery down- leave it clicking in live view for 20 min or so, it will take a few photos before misbehaving. When the battery gets about half full it works as normal.

I phoned up the UK service folk. The technical help line said install the newest firmware- done, still messing about- then phone up the service center. They said i could cost about 170 to fix, depending on what is wrong with it.

As K5 body only go for ~350 on uk ebay second hand, is it worth getting it looked at?

Cheers for any comments or suggestions.


10-01-2013, 06:27 AM   #2
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It's really up to you. I have the same problem and I've known about it for close to 18 months. I just mange it with the way I charge my batteries. If I overdo it. I'll put it on video for a bit to burn off the excess charge. I've always planned to send it in for repair and it has to be repaired BTW no firmware to fix this AFAIK. It's worth it to me but I still haven't done it.
10-01-2013, 06:42 AM   #3
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Cheers for that,

Its been doing it for a few months but really got annoying on holiday this summer.

How do you charge your batteries? I've tried part charging them but keep forgetting to take them off charge.

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