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09-18-2010, 10:06 AM   #1
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Problem with remote connection on K200D

The remote connection on my K200D is sloppy (internally loose or oversize), and I cannot get any remote, Pentax or aftermarket, to work except occasionally. If I put sidewise pressure on the male plug it will work, but this is awkward and tends to move the camera. For posed shots, I can use the 2-second delay or the infrared remote, but this is not satisfactory. For portraits I want to take the shot instantly without using the delay, and using the infrared remote requires standing in front of the camera.

Any suggestions (other than buying a new camera) for a "field fix" on this?

John

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Does your camera have a warranty?
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QuoteOriginally posted by ytterbium Quote
Does your camera have a warranty?
I suspect it did, but I bought it in late 2008 - never sent in a "registration card."

I'm happy with it otherwise, and wouldn't want to wait a month or more to get it back in any eventuality.

I suspect the "prong" that bears against the connector probe has loosened somehow, but for the life of me I don't know how I might endeavor to fix that.

John
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