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12-24-2018, 07:39 PM   #1
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My K-3 won't turn on

Hi! My K-3 body (probably 5 years old at this point, 20-30,000 shutter count) stopped working today-- it won't turn on. I tried the obvious and used a different battery that I knew was charged, tried with and without memory cards and lens, in different camera modes, etc., and nothing worked.

Is there anything else I should try, or is it time to move on?

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12-24-2018, 07:51 PM   #2
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After all the things that you tried, my first thought was perhaps the battery contacts inside the camera body may be dirty/oxidized and not making contact.
You could try applying a LITTLE WD40 ( or similar ) to your battery with a cotton bud and insert,remove,insert,remove................the battery a few times to try and clean the terminals. Other than that, I am stumped. Good luck...........................and Merry Christmas.
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After all the things that you tried, my first thought was perhaps the battery contacts inside the camera body may be dirty/oxidized and not making contact.
You could try applying a LITTLE WD40 ( or similar ) to your battery with a cotton bud and insert,remove,insert,remove................the battery a few times to try and clean the terminals. Other than that, I am stumped. Good luck...........................and Merry Christmas.
I'm guessing that's probably not it, because it turned on in the morning and refused to turn on just a few hours later. But yeah, that's still a great thought and definitely worth trying.

Thanks! Merry Christmas to you, too!
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^ Take a look at this thread.

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Pointing me to that thread was immensely helpful. Thank you so much!
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