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01-02-2014, 08:27 AM   #1
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Pentax ist ds problem with shooting

Hi,
I have had my Pentax ist ds for some years now and it has worked very well until the last time I changed the batteries. Since then, it randomly shoots (or makes the sound of shooting whenever any button is touched, but doesn't actually take any photos. I know that the shutter is opening, but it is not exposing anything and no pictures are being recorded.
Can someone please help?

01-02-2014, 08:49 AM   #2
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Mirror flop. See if it stops when the batteries are slightly used (not completely utterly charged). If not, service or dupmster.
01-02-2014, 09:50 AM   #3
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Mine had similar symptoms when the battery contacts got dirty. I cleaned them and haven't had any trouble since then. A pencil eraser is good for the contacts deeper in the body. Don't be too aggressive, they just need to be shiny.
01-02-2014, 07:55 PM   #4
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thanks, I have tried using different kinds of batteries, so I don't think that is the problem. Will try cleaning the contact points.
Thanks for your help.

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