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View Poll Results: Has Your Pentax DSLR Flash Failed?
Yes. It's a K10D 54.10%
Yes. It's a K100D 54.10%
Yes. It's an earlier Pentax DSLR. 64.92%
No. 10686.89%
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01-13-2007, 08:58 AM   #1
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Has your Pentax Flash failed? Poll

Let's see what this sample of Pentax Owners reveals. Mines a K100D and it's fine.

01-13-2007, 09:11 AM   #2
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No options for no? Mine's a K100D and it's fine. Since Dec. 2006.
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There is no entry for no. I have a *istD, a K100D and a K10D without any flash problem so far.
01-13-2007, 09:48 AM   #4
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No "no" entry was deliberate. Perhaps a bad choice.

01-13-2007, 10:42 AM   #5
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I've got a camera in the serial-number-of-death series, and at least 100 pops of the onboard flash in the 1900 frames I've taken.

Hasn't failed me yet.
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I really don't use the pop up flash.... guess I should start.

for those who has their's fail, please post your serial number to see if there is a pattern to this, and to keep us informed (for example if my serial is close to a few defective, I can keep a closer eye on things
oh ya, I have the k10 and my wife has k100... she has used it more then a few times without any problems
She bought hers in early Dec '06 and mine was mid Dec '06

01-13-2007, 08:28 PM   #7
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I vote no.
01-13-2007, 08:42 PM   #8
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I vote no problems with internal flash either. for any Pentax DSLR I have owned (DS/D/K100d and K10d)

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QuoteOriginally posted by bdavis Quote
serial-number-of-death series,(clipped) Hasn't failed me yet.
That's funny! I am in the same boat but haven't done as much paddling (I don't use the pop-up very much). In fact on my K10 I have only used it to test it after hearing about this problem. If I could use it to fire my 540 I would be more concerned. Still hope it doesn't fail, all the same.
01-13-2007, 11:40 PM   #10
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I have a k100d and have had no problems with the flash, in fact, it works flawlessly, but I have sent back lots of other electronics recently that have failed under warranty a Corsair 2gb x133 SD card, high end Philips DVD player, Seagate and WD hard drives, Gigabyte PC motherboards, etc.

I hope that helps
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K10D and no probs
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I have the istDL and never had a problem with the camera at all. In fact the only time it was in the shop was to have the sensor cleaned and a new focus screen put in (the screen I messed up).

You need a no section for control.

Good Shooting.
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01-14-2007, 07:11 AM   #13
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No DSLR...yet, but my MZ-5n has a bad hotshoe circuit. The popup flash still works though. I just use the ZX-M if I need flash pics. It works fine.
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I ordered my K100D from the internet and after waiting a week I was delighted to have it in my hot little at first sight BUT could'nt seem to get the flash to work in any configuration of settings. I studied the manual for two days, pouring over the info thinking I was doing something wrong. Eventually I checked with the online store via a 1-800 number and it was astablished that I had a defective camera....soooooooo I had to send it back (Ontario to Alberta $15...not bad! )...the store recieved my call on Friday 12th and assured me that I would recieve my replacement camera on the following Tuesday 16th, two more days to wait.........all in all good and fast service but I'm champing on the bit right now but at least I did play with it for two whole days lol.
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I think the poll should include "No" entries, so as to see how the proportion of defective units. Otherwise, the poll results don't tell much thing indeed.

I myself have had 3 units of *ist D and 3 units of *ist DS and one unit of K100D. I use mostly the built-in flash (as most of the time I prefer don't use flash unless it is a must), I have never experienced any flash failure for all my seven units of Pentax DSLRs.

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