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06-23-2011, 02:53 PM   #1
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K-x LCD screen not working anymore

What's up everyone, I have had this k-x for 6 months now, and the LCD wasn't functioning the day after I finished shooting an event. I didn't drop the camera or spill anything on it. Yes, the batteries are in the camera. The camera is fully functional otherwise, I just can't understand why it would work one day and not the next. I got a quote on LCD repair and it's around $110. I got the unit from amazon brand new, but I imagine it would be a hassle trying to warranty it when Pentax might not cover it in the end. Any suggestions for a fix, cheap repair, I'm interested in hearing it!

06-23-2011, 03:12 PM   #2
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I would just send it in for warranty repair. You bought it new with a warranty, part of that expense was to pay for the warranty. If you really need it to do work then $110 isn't a bad price for a quick turn-around. If you're shooting events... that's why people carry a spare camera right? Electronic stuff sometimes doesn't work.
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At the risk of being obvious, did you try hitting the info button?
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I had a similar issue with my trusty old ist*D the other week. Camera seemed to work correctly but no screen, recorded pics to the card fine. I did however change to another CF card and the screen was working, put the old card back in and it didn't. Seemed very odd as photos could be taken and saved on both cards, yet the screen did not fuction when the "now Suspect card" was in there.

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Lol of course I tried hitting the info button, every other button too, I think that I will probably just send it in to Pentax and see what can be done. Anyone who has had experience going directly through Pentax (since I didn't buy brick and mortar), have any suggestions on the best means of contacting them during the week, most likely the phone?

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