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06-12-2009, 01:21 PM   #1
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Broken K100D, What to do with it?

I was dumb. I set up my K100D on a tripod on the front porch to do some timelapse. I didn't put any weight on the tripod and of course a gust of wind knocked it over. It landed hard on the left-hand side, snapping off the door and damaging something internally that makes the camera very unhappy. See video:

So I went out and got a K20D to replace it. But now I have this old K100D body sitting gathering dust. What should I do with it? I imagine the LCD is at least worth something to someone (if it still works) as it appears to be undamaged. Is there a market for broken bodies? Especially for one that I couldn't tell you what's broken?

06-12-2009, 11:18 PM   #2
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I aslo have a broken K100D. It got "submerged". Maybe someone can take the two of them and swap parts around to get one working one...
06-13-2009, 09:01 AM   #3
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i didn't know the k100d could do 10fps, nice vid

well you could try to sell it on ebay. maybe someone can use the spare parts.
06-13-2009, 01:00 PM   #4
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Perhaps it would be worth the shipping to Pentax to see if it's feasible to repair it. If not, you're only out a few dollars.

06-13-2009, 01:22 PM   #5
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I actually saw some people sell broken Pentax DSLR's on ebay for parts.
They either list it as a "for parts" or "for repair" but "sold as-is" and "no returns".
They either auction it or if you have a price you think that is worth the broken K100D, then you can list it as a buy it now too.
06-13-2009, 01:33 PM   #6
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I was gonna say: Buy a new pentax; but I see you got the K20

Sell for parts, what else... These broken cameras sell, not for much of course, but at least you get rid of it.
Or... Since you won't get that much money selling it you can keep it as a... Souvenir?
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Send it to Pentax and show them how an entry-level camera can do 10 fps - Just throw it against a wall.

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