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10-31-2015, 05:22 AM   #1
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Pentax K-x Display stopped functioning

After a year of normal use my display stopped working. For a while recharging the batteries would resolve the issue but only for a short while and now even with brand new replacement eneloops the display remains off. I have read all the posts I can find but thought I would check one more time if there is any new advice on the cause of this issue which does seem to have occured to a lot of people. Needless to say I have tried the LV button, repeated pressing of the Info button and all other button press combinations to no effect. I have considered trying a blind firmware update but there appears to be nobody out there who has successfully completed such a thing and so no evidence that it would help. So if anyone has any new advice on repair options I would love to hear from them.

10-31-2015, 06:30 AM   #2
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Might it be helpful to clean the battery contacts — perhaps carefully with a pencil eraser and trying to keep the eraser debris from falling in? (Pease note that I have not encountered the problem you report and have no idea whether this idea will work.)
Best wishes from another K-x user.
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Get a glass fibre contact cleaner pen for the terminals. Also make sure to use high capacity batteries - e.g. 2500 mAh.
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