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06-17-2010, 11:24 AM   #1
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K-x freezes

Anyone has experience with the camera completely freezing up after video in live view? Mine has had a few occassions where I could not even switch off the camera. Even with the main switch turned to off the blue light is still on and the camera sounds like a coffee mill, with apparently the mirror in the up position. This happens after making a video. Not everytime though. When it happens I only get the camera back to normal by removing the batteries.
Warranty case?
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06-17-2010, 11:56 AM   #2
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Whoah, mine did this only a few hours ago!
Batteries were empty, so I put it into my bag without really looking at it, and one hour after, the thing was still buzzing... Had to remove the batteries...
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Did you guys do your firmware updates?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ira Quote
Did you guys do your firmware updates?
]Sure did. And the batteries were not nearly empty.
(Hope my French friend from the Var kept his feet dry. That's more important than a frozen k-x, some 20 people drowned there because of excessive rain yesterday!)
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06-17-2010, 02:00 PM   #5
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Since you already did the firmware update, to me it sounds like an electrical malfunction and I would send it in for warrenty service. That is why we buy new cameras, so that we don't have to worry about problems, let Pentax worry about them.
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Give the manual another good look regarding LiveView. I clearly remember reading about how the cam heats up in like no time at all in LV--3 to 4 minutes--and the camera has a seizure. Might not be a repair issue at all, but the limits of LV, especially since you guys are saying video.

It's also unlikely you both happen to have the same "repair" issue at the same time.

Also, get your arse over to the Video forums. Most of us here don't use the cams for video, and we're just talking out of our own arses.

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06-17-2010, 07:58 PM   #7
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You are not alone. The camera does freeze up sometimes. See this thread: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-dslr-discussion/103370-sudden-free...-one-else.html
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Hopefully Pentax reads this forum and takes this into account in a next software update.

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Same here, once, a few weeks ago, but the batteries were almost completely dead. I had already updated to the most recent firmware. I had not been in live view or video IIRC.
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