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04-01-2009, 12:33 AM   #1
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Dead Pentax *ist DS, common failures?

I just got a defective *ist DS for next to nothing. The camera itself is in a great condition (almost mint) externally, but it's completely dead, even with fresh batteries installed. I tried an AC adapter (at 6V, not a Pentax original one) and the screen then flashes for a short time. After that it's completely dead again.

I suppose it cannot be repaired by me, but are there any common failures associated with Pentax *ist DS cameras? Any help is appreciated.

By the way: I have another *ist DS coming my way, which is more used but is still working. Maybe I could swap the electronics from it so that I have a working and minty camera

04-01-2009, 04:34 PM   #2
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I haven't heard of a common problem with istDs failure. My old one is still going, used by someone else now.
04-01-2009, 07:44 PM   #3
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I've had a DS since they 1st came out and it is still going strong. Granted it is only a backup body now but there is nothing wrong with it at all.


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