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08-05-2014, 07:03 PM   #1
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Shutter/on-off switch loose

So I bought a k-1000 in 1982. If I could find film I am sure it would still work. I bought a K5s a year ago and it has a list of issues the most recent is the on off switch is now "loose" and does not always seem to turn on even though all the displays are lighted up - the shutter does not seem to engage.
The other issues are loose port on the USB cable (does not work any more), the camera "freezes" often - and the only way to get it working again is to take the battery out
- and out it back in again - seems to happen mostly when battery needs a charge. And the camera would simply not read the 64mb cards I bought.

If anyone has a suggestion on how I can get a hold of someone at Pentax to discuss replacement of this camera it would be greatly appreciated. It's pretty much been a huge disappointment.

08-05-2014, 07:19 PM   #2
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You should call their customer service number:
Contact Us - RICOH Imaging

They'll give you instructions on how to send the camera in to Precision Camera for service.

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