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08-28-2014, 03:26 PM   #1
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Can't turn the camera power on while pressing the MENU button

I've just bought a new Pentax k-3, I tried my old manual 50mm do see the bokey performance. I have bokey all right, but the focus/sharpness is so bad! So I switch back to 18-135. I don't know why the camera was on timer and the Zone active AF icon on screen was flashing. I couldn't do nothing, it always came back to main screen. I put back the 50 mm, and toked off the timer and stop I don't know how the flashing icon. My problem now is that I can't : Turn the camera power on while pressing the MENU button for the firmware 1.11 upgrade.

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I am sorry, but none of what you have written makes sense. Ignoring the parts about the "bokey" and "Zone active AF", I will suggest the following:
  • Remove the battery and put it on the charger until it is fully charged (light goes off)
  • Replace the battery and turn the camera on (no pushing the menu button or anything else) until the camera boots (a few seconds at most)
  • Do not attempt a firmware upgrade until you have confirmed that the camera is functional
If the camera is not functioning as you expect it to, call Ricoh/Pentax support.


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---------- Post added 08-28-14 at 04:19 PM ----------

It occurred to me that you might not know one important thing. The four-way controller will apply changes without confirmation. For example:
  • Accidentally push the top section (drive modes)
  • Accidentally push the right section twice (selects self-timer)
  • Push the shutter release and be totally surprised when the self-timer starts
The green hexagon (in-focus indicator) will flash when the subject is too close or has inadequate contrast for the AF system to function. That is as far as I can help. The rest still does not make sense. Sorry


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08-28-2014, 09:46 PM   #3
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I presume you're meaning bokeh? Other than that, I suggest you try Steve's suggestions and go from there. Good luck!
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