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10-02-2019, 07:30 AM   #241
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QuoteOriginally posted by redpit Quote
Bad luck but fortunately it is an easy and quick fix.
I'm currently waiting for my local shop for the fix.

10-02-2019, 10:31 AM   #242
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What was actually the problem(s) that the dial caused?
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QuoteOriginally posted by scottyb70 Quote
What was actually the problem(s) that the dial caused?
The dial due to bad contact lost its ability to change modes and it was stuck in default manual mode regardless of the mode the selector was turned to.
12-01-2019, 02:49 PM   #244
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Does anyone now the serial numbers for the K-1's that were affected?

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Does anyone now the serial numbers for the K-1's that were affected?
You can take a look here:

K1 Mode Dial Failure - Page 11 - PentaxForums.com
12-02-2019, 03:47 AM   #246
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I looked at pg.11 does that mean only K1’s that have a serial number that start with 6359 are affected? I leave both my K1 and K1 mkii in manual since I use old glass with them, so I wouldn’t know if I did have a problem with the mode dial?

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Mike I can't remember all the S/N that were affected but I remember that they were all from the same 1-2 batches. If you look further in other pages you will see what I mean.

Anyway I don't feel this is something you should worry about. Even if your K-1 is from that batch the repair is simple and fast. I would turn from time to time the knobs and they would show Av (or maybe Tv) on the other settings not only M....
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Well I was selling my Pentax and some clown tried to talk me down (lowball)because of it, even though I told him the problem was fixed.

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This is my K-1 serial number:
6362088
The dial died after about one year use and was fixed.
OK since then.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Noel Cramer Quote
This is my K-1 serial number:
6362088
The dial died after about one year use and was fixed.
OK since then.
Mine is still OK but I do worry about getting it fixed out of warranty now if it goes... If I remember correctly I am just barely outside the serials that have been posted so far...
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Just to recap from posts on 28 Sept 2017, my K-1 was purchased in September 2016, serial number is 6356267 (don't forget to look in the K-1 Serial Number Database).
- It suffered the mode dial failure after 12 months in September 2017, fixed by Ricoh via Cardiff Camera Centre in one week, no charge.
- It suffered the "K-1 won't turn on" failure (K-1 won't turn on) a few weeks later, fixed by Ricoh via Cardiff Camera Centre in one week, no charge (2 year warranty).
Been working perfectly ever since, if that's not a hostage to fortune.
So I'm a happy bunny, with paws crossed.
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