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07-17-2017, 03:56 AM   #1
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K3 mirror and focusing issues

I have Pentax K-3 that has been having some issues lately.

The first thing I noticed two days ago was that the pop-up flash was not firing. The camera focused properly (I used the back-button to focus) but opressing the shutter release completely did not fire it and the camera did not take any picture.
Yesterday, when I wanted to better check the flash, the camera was not working at all.
When using the viewfinder and trying to take a picture, the mirror did not move. Moreover, I also tried using the sensor cleaning option and the mirror was stuck. Similarly, when using the live-view the entire screen was darkened, as if the sensor was not registering any light. Also, completely depressing the release button only resulted in a completely black image.
Finally, the focusing system is not responding; I only get focus confirmation when manually focusing, otherwise the system did not work.
I tried to re-flashing the latest firmware and setting the defualt options.

Any advice regarding the camera?

07-17-2017, 04:23 AM   #2
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Mechanical failure. Send it in for repair if under warranty. Otherwise get a quote first.

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