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11-01-2014, 05:31 AM   #1
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Pentax IST DL - Flash issue

I own an IST DL and the flash will not pop up anymore. Any ideas how to remedy this?

11-01-2014, 05:38 AM   #2
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Can you open it manually? Does it fire?
11-02-2014, 08:48 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by sergysergy Quote
Can you open it manually? Does it fire?
Can't open it manually and does not fire

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11-02-2014, 09:34 AM   #4
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If the batteries are charged and the rest of the functions are working I guess it is something more than an easy fix

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he ist -dl and -ds had a problem that the rear buttons would become intermittent.
To check that, put a DA lens on, set "Auto Pict" then use Fn button to set flash to Auto.

Then the flash should pop up automatically on a half press of the shutter button.
If it does, then it is the rear button.
Sometimes the buttons will start to work if they are exercised by repeated presses with the camera Off.

Another check is to press the flash down gently at the front near the Pentax logo to take the load off the release claw.
Then try to release the flash. You should hear a click as the solenoid pulls the claw back.
11-11-2014, 07:45 PM   #6
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Sorry for getting back so late. I installed a DA lens and does not open on auto mode with flash on. If I tap on it quite hard it will open. The release button does nothing. Guess it is not going to work anymore. Not worth sending in for repair. Have to see what I am going to do

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