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02-22-2015, 07:19 PM   #1
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K100D shutter release not working

Shutter release button will not work if the flash in up. the button/camera works fine as long as the flash in in the down/off position. Any suggestions on what the problem might be? The camera is a K100D with a shutter count of 3600.

02-22-2015, 07:54 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, the flash circuit of the built in flash must have died.
Options are to either:
* fix the camera - but at what cost - probably higher than replacement second hand?
* Get an external flash and use that when you need flash - the camera should work with the external flash.
* replace with like camera or slightly better model second hand. Check the marketplace.
* New camera
02-24-2015, 02:39 PM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by calsan Quote
Unfortunately, the flash circuit of the built in flash must have died.
Options are to either:
* fix the camera - but at what cost - probably higher than replacement second hand?
* Get an external flash and use that when you need flash - the camera should work with the external flash.
* replace with like camera or slightly better model second hand. Check the marketplace.
* New camera
Went with external flash option, for now.
02-25-2015, 07:58 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by Yarddog Quote
Shutter release button will not work if the flash in up. the button/camera works fine as long as the flash in in the down/off position. Any suggestions on what the problem might be? The camera is a K100D with a shutter count of 3600.
Did you try to set "Release when Charging" in the Custom Setting Menu? The default is OFF. This should allow you to use the camera with internal flash is up regardless if flash is working or not.

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