Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
12-26-2010, 09:51 AM   #1
Forum Member




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 57
K20d shutter release jamming after factory repair

My K20D was gone for over a month for factory warranty repair for a shutter release that jams intermittently: Pressing the shutter release may or may not actually release the shutter. For most of the time since it was returned to me following repair, I was away from home and using a point-and-shoot instead. I finally came home a few days ago and gave the camera a good workout yesterday (Christmas day) -- much to my disappointment (especially since it was Christmas day and I was really looking forward to using my K20D) the release still jams some of the time.

I've searched the forums and didn't find any similar problems. Have you had problems like this? I guess I'll telephone Pentax tomorrow about the unsuccessful repair: Any similar problems with the Pentax factory repair service?

Thanks.

12-26-2010, 10:46 AM   #2
Veteran Member
sterretje's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Roodepoort, South Africa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,534
You should have a report about what they fixed to solve the issue. Having said that, is the jamming not a result of not-being-focused ?
12-26-2010, 11:02 AM   #3
Veteran Member
Big Dave's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 547
QuoteOriginally posted by starstuff Quote
My K20D was gone for over a month for factory warranty repair for a shutter release that jams intermittently: Pressing the shutter release may or may not actually release the shutter. For most of the time since it was returned to me following repair, I was away from home and using a point-and-shoot instead. I finally came home a few days ago and gave the camera a good workout yesterday (Christmas day) -- much to my disappointment (especially since it was Christmas day and I was really looking forward to using my K20D) the release still jams some of the time.

I've searched the forums and didn't find any similar problems. Have you had problems like this? I guess I'll telephone Pentax tomorrow about the unsuccessful repair: Any similar problems with the Pentax factory repair service?

Thanks.
In a shop environment, intermittent problems often are not repaired, because the tech didn't take the time to duplicate the failure. The button assembly should hve been replaced. A little electrical contact cleaner worked into the switch around the button may solve the problem. A battery grip with a second shutter botton makes a good backup for failures like. I bought a nice Travor for less then $30 off fea bay a couple weeks ago. A wired remote works also.

Dave
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, dslr, factory, k20d, k20d shutter release, pentax, photography, release, repair, shutter, time
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
K20D intermittant shutter release with battery Grip eldee Pentax DSLR Discussion 7 07-25-2010 11:35 AM
K-x Shutter release? Pantingfish Pentax DSLR Discussion 9 04-23-2010 09:17 PM
CS-205 shutter release cable and the K20D RHN12 Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 2 09-19-2009 10:54 AM
K20D mushy shutter release fccwpe Pentax DSLR Discussion 4 09-17-2009 04:49 PM
Why won't my ZX-7 let me release the shutter? photolady95 Pentax Film SLR Discussion 8 06-23-2009 11:50 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:11 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top