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05-15-2010, 12:26 PM   #1
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Broken K20d

So I was shooting at a University of California San Diego event with my k20d and 540 flash when all of a sudden the entire flash AND the hotshoe from the camera come off completely....leaving a gaping hole in the top of the camera. Cords/ tape wires were broken and the camera Does not meter properly. I'm sure this has happened before but does anyone know what the repair cost/ coverage under warranty is?

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Well, last year I dropped my k20 with flash attached. I broke the base of the flash ($6 part and I reparied it myself...kinda hairy). The k20 though suffered a non retracting popup flash. To get it repaired was about $270 and 5-6 weeks in the shop, I think they replaced the whole top of the camera which is about what may need to be done with your camera. Most of the repair cost was the part. I sent it to Pentax's repair facility CHRIS in Arizona.
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See https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-dslr-discussion/92021-woe-camera-broken.html A costing can be found on page 2
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