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08-10-2014, 10:35 PM   #1
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K-x Horrible Whirring Noise

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I was just cleaning my sensor and I think I broke something! Everything still works, except when I set it to dust alert: it will make a noise like a drill. I've only proceeded to quickly turn it off, so I don't know if it goes away. Help!?

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Dust alert or dust removal? The dust removal feature is pretty loud.

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Dust alert. It has never made this kind of noise before (almost like auto-focus except noisier and constant). Dust removal still works fine, and it still captures images.
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Sounds like there might be something wrong with it. Can you upload a video of the issue with sound?


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Sounds like there might be something wrong with it. Can you upload a video of the issue with sound?
Definitely, I'll upload a video tomorrow. Thank you so much for being so quick to respond.
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Interesting - doesn't dust alert just take a photo (with small aperture) and then process it???
If you turn off SR does it make any difference (I'm guessing not)?
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The grinding seems to have gone away. I replaced the batteries and recorded this:

Not nearly as impressive (or scary). I also tried it again just now with SR turned off, and it doesn't seem to make a difference. It's working normally now.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lithedreamer Quote
It's working normally now.
Happy days, now just crack on with the photography.

---------- Post added 12th Aug 2014 at 09:52 AM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by lithedreamer Quote
It's working normally now.
Happy days, now you'll just be able to crack on with the photography.

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