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10-21-2013, 05:40 PM   #1
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Dropped k100d not turning on

I dropped my k100d onto a pool deck from a height of 3 feet. At first even though the switch was in the off position, the top display still showed how many pictures were on the sd card. I then took the batteries out and then put them back in and the camera won't turn on at all. The batteries were new that day, and I even tried a second set - no luck. Is there anything at all I can do to try to get it to work?

10-21-2013, 06:19 PM   #2
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Chances are that some wiring inside the camera has been damaged. If you're comfortable with opening the camera up yourself, I think it would be worth a shot, as getting it professionally repaired would cost a lot more than buying a new one...

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10-30-2013, 03:25 PM   #3
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Before opening the camera up, have you tried turning on the camera without the lens attached? Lenses are more likely to get damaged in a fall and can cause camera errors. Just a thought.

The inside of a DSLR is not a place for the faint-hearted, and I'd inspect the outside thoroughly first, and look inside the mirror box, to see if anything looks damaged. Might give you an idea where to start looking for loose wires. Ribbon cables used inside the camera are quite fragile though so be careful when handling them.
11-01-2013, 07:55 AM   #4
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Thanks for the input

I did try different lenses and that didn't work. I'm going to have a local camera shop tech look at it to get his opinion and go from there. I don't have the knowledge myself with the electronics etc. to do anything inside the camera.

11-01-2013, 11:05 AM   #5
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How long did you leave the batteries out? I dropped my *ist DS years ago and it would not start. Even when I removed the batteries and replaced them, it stayed dead. Finally I took the batteries out for 30 mins and then reinstalled them. Camera fired up and still working to this day. I'm guessing the downtime allowed the camera circuits to fully discharge and reset.
Just a thought.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Darley Quote
The inside of a DSLR is not a place for the faint-hearted
Literally and figuratively. The capacitor on the flash has plenty of power to burn you, destroy your camera/tools, or cause a major electrical shock. If you are uncomfortable in any way, I would highly recommend taking it to a professional.
11-12-2013, 08:42 AM   #7
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Oh yes I've learned the hard way not to mess with capacitors - one melted screwdriver and one nasty shock. Even in a small compact camera they can hold 250 volts. Now I know how to discharge them so no more shocks
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