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06-18-2010, 05:32 AM   #1
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K200D screen shuts off

I have had a K200D since last year. I really like it, but one thing has always annoyed my. The screen on the back shuts off. For instance, what inspired me to join you all is that I just tried to format my memory card. I pushed the menu button and tried to arrow over, but the screen shut off. So, I pushed the menu card, tried to arrow over again, and the screen went off again. It took 7 tries to get the screen to stay on. Unfortunately, this is not at all unusual. I had the lens cap still on, set in Tv or Sv mode. Am I doing something wrong or is it my camera? It happens a lot when I try to review images, too, or when I do just about anything that requires reviewing the screen. Thanks.

06-18-2010, 05:46 AM   #2
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Are you accidentally pressing the shutter button (even if only half way) while holding the camera? If so, then the behavior is normal.

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06-18-2010, 06:39 AM   #3
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Yeah, this happens to me if I even touch the shutter button. The lightest touch turns off the screen for me.
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I too have noticed this problem with my K200D during re-format attempts. Its not related to depressing the shutter button and it is an occasional event. Answer would be great...

06-19-2010, 06:12 AM   #5
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Tried to do it on mine and does not go off. Check Batteries ? I use Eneloops.
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If you have the battery grip it is real easy to bump the shutter button on the grip and cause this. Been there done that.

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06-19-2010, 09:46 PM   #7
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agree with kkoether, probably the shutter on the battery grip is put to 'on' .... if u have a battery grip...
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Sounding like a broken record, but with the battery grip on it happens very easy.
Took me a while before I understood what was going on.

06-21-2010, 04:36 AM   #9
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I do have a battery grip, which has lost some functionality. It suddenly stopped taking pictures. It'll autofocus, but then not take the shot. I took the camera out yesterday and the problem did not happen at all. Maybe it was just that. Thanks for all your feedback.
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I had a similar problem with a K100d. Eventually discovered that it only happened when using a particular Sigma lens. Strange, but true.

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