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12-18-2016, 02:37 PM   #1
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K-1 Playback stopped working

Suddenly my K-1 playback button has stopped working. It worked maybe 1 of 10 tries for an hour or so when I noticed today and now I think I can not playback anymore. It takes pictures fine. Last firmware 1.4 , I use san disk extreme pro cards. I have formatted cards, tried different cards, reset, different lenses. Nothing fixes it. Anything else I can try before sending it for repair? It has failed me just I need it the most traveling overseas.

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If you haven't tried it and I'm not sure if it is possible. Try reloading 1.4.
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Sorry, but I have to ask...Are you certain there are images on the card to review? Are you also certain that the playback button is the only function that is not working?


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QuoteOriginally posted by Rudy Quote
Suddenly my K-1 playback button has stopped working. It worked maybe 1 of 10 tries for an hour or so when I noticed today and now I think I can not playback anymore. It takes pictures fine. Last firmware 1.4 , I use san disk extreme pro cards. I have formatted cards, tried different cards, reset, different lenses. Nothing fixes it. Anything else I can try before sending it for repair? It has failed me just I need it the most traveling overseas.
For what its worth, this issue seems to been reported in DPREVIEW (approx 2 months ago) albeit different firmware rev and different cards/speeds. As of now, no fix has been reported.

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12-19-2016, 05:25 AM   #5
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Sorry, but I have to ask...Are you certain there are images on the card to review? Are you also certain that the playback button is the only function that is not working?


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Yes I am sure there are images on the card because once I noticed the failure to switch to playback I started to test formatting the card, reset, different card and lenses etc I was able to see my new test pics when I was able to playback in one of ten trials for example. Initially it would switch to playback after a reset or pulling battery out but lately not anymore.

Yes it seems that only the playback button is the only function not working. More specifically I would say when the playback button is pressed the camera fails to switch to playback mode resulting in continue to stay in camera mode or a a couple of times on switched but black screen and a couple of times on successful display of pics taken I every 20 trials.
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My K1 snapped out of playback several times (showed menus instead). Finally settled down. Glitches?
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today 3 days later my k-1 playback button is working normally again. The only difference I can say I have between the last weekend and now is that I was at 11,000 feet above sea level when it was not working and I am now at 600 feet above sea level when it is working today.. I am not saying this is the cause of this very strange behavior, just stating my observations.
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