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11-04-2010, 03:19 PM   #1
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K200D not recognizing D-BG3 grip

I have a K200D that does not recognize the battery grip anymore. When I first started uing the grip it worked fine but then started causing the camera to lock-up and the only way I could get the camera to work again was to remove the batteries and memory card. The batteries in the grip did not show up in the selection menu. I sent the body in under an extended warranty and they had to replace the main power board. After I got the camera back it did not lock up anymore but it still did not recognize the grip. Any suggestions?

11-06-2010, 08:57 PM   #2
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Make sure that the e-dials on the grip are in detents, not in between. When they are between, nothing works correctly. Check the pins that they are even, none are bent or pushed in. Other than these I cannot think of anything - I have a K10, so in my case discharged batteries will do the same thing.
11-07-2010, 02:51 AM   #3
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I would suggest doing what Canada Rockies suggests, but also cleaning the contacts on camera & grip. Many people do this with their contacts on SDM lenses, so look for what they use for that. I also have the K200D & grip, and I would be very frustrated if the grip stopped working, as it adds a lot to the comfort of the camera.

Good luck!

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