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09-09-2014, 01:01 PM   #1
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Pentax K-x LCD cuts out

My K-x is 4 years old. It worked perfectly until last month when the LCD blanked. Changing the batteries seemed to solve the problem but only for an hour and subsequently the time has reduced so now I only get a flash of the LCD when first switching on after replacing the batteries with brand new Lithiums. The blue light around the switch is on, the camera except for the LCD functions correctly, including the flash and the PC USB connection.

Having looked at as many forum and internet items as I can find on this subject the one difference seems to have been that no one else has mentioned the short period of the LCD working with new batteries. However I fear that none of the other cases I have found has been resolved without the camera going back to Pentax and the main PCB replaced.

I have checked using a JPEG reader that the firmaware is 1.0 but again reading the forums I get the impression that without the lcd it is not possible to upgrade and that in any case upgrading would not help.

I am writing just in case someone out there does have an answer other than sending it to Pentax for repair? Also if anyone knows the likely cost of doing that in the UK - I got the impression it would be more than 100 which worries me.

09-09-2014, 03:48 PM   #2
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First reset the camera - read the manual to find out how.
Check to see if there's a setting to turn the LCD off, you just might have it set to not show any previews after a shot.
09-10-2014, 12:31 AM   #3
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The lcd is blank now all the time so I can not see the menu to perform a reset. Is there a reset I can perform without seeing the display?
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If the LCD is blank all of the time, then you camera needs more than just a reset. I think it's time to send it off for repairs.

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