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07-19-2009, 08:14 AM   #1
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K10D - Mirror problem

After only about 30,000 pictures my K10D mirror locked up on me.

On the third shot of the day, my mirror flipped up and stayed there. The shutter is closed.

I've tried turing off/on, removing and changing the battery and some gentle taps.

While the camera is turned on there is a click and a slight pulse is felt every few seconds. I assume this is an attempt to return the shutter to its normal position.

When turning off the camera it takes a few seconds before responding to the switch. Turning on there is no sensor shake.

Anyone else experience this problem?
Was it an expensive fix?

I wasn't planning on replacing this camera for a couple years...

07-19-2009, 10:14 AM   #2
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seems like shutter mechanism is gone
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Not sure about the K10D but the mirror of MZ/ZX film cameras would stay up once the plastic gear on the mirror motor cracked (Pentax later issued a brass gear). If that was the case, you have no choice but to have it replaced cos it will be a complicated job.
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K10D Mirror Problem

I hope you mean replace mirror motor gear, not whole camera...

Thanks, George

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Check to see how much it would cost to repair it - it may exceed the camera's current value.

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