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09-01-2010, 12:43 PM   #1
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Front dial intermittent issue on the K20D

Hi everyone.

As recently as yesterday, I, for the very first time, had an intermittent problem with the front dial of my K20D:
I have set this dial, in Av, for ISO settings (whereas the rear dial is set for setting shutter speed) ... and it just refused to work until I:

1. turned the camera and the grip off ... still refused to work.
2. turned the camera/grip off and removed/reinserted the battery and this time it did work but only after having "played" with the front dial a few times.

I tried it this morning and all was fine.

I am wondering if this is a prediction of future/permanent problems with the front dial or that maybe it was just a "glitch".

I would appreciate anyone's comment or advice of this.

Cheers.

JP

P.S.: my K20D has roughly 25,000 actuations.

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I know you have been around the forum long enough to see similar threads where the grip has a dial partially turned. Just though I'd make sure you remembered seeing them.
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Yep, it's an established issue, but not one to cause long term problems - just readjust with the grip e-dial and see the camera e-dial work again.
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QuoteOriginally posted by imtheguy Quote
I know you have been around the forum long enough to see similar threads where the grip has a dial partially turned. Just though I'd make sure you remembered seeing them.
Thanks guys for the tip, i did not know that. I never had a problem with the grip attached. So I'll try to remember when this particular incident arises.

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I know you have been around the forum long enough to see similar threads where the grip has a dial partially turned. Just though I'd make sure you remembered seeing them.
So, I did look for a specific answer to this question ... which means: I will go back and look again.
Sorry about the mishap.
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Yep, it's an established issue, but not one to cause long term problems - just readjust with the grip e-dial and see the camera e-dial work again.
Thanks Ash ... reply much appreciated.
Sorry for taking time on frivolous questions which I should have found in the first place.

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I believe this thread should be closed indeed.

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Sticky pins are also a possibility.

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Sticky pins are also a possibility.
Thanks!

I did check this after reading your post ... all clean and non-sticky!

JP
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