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07-27-2009, 01:49 PM   #1
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Help - K200D broke on vacation

As I was about to begin a parasailing adventure and ready to hand my K200D to my wife to get the shots, I took several to get it set up for her. First two were fine and on third attempt, something broke. Pictures started coming out totally white. Later investigation revealed that the shutter is openning but not closing. The mirror is hanging up. The strange thing is that is works fine on the M setting or when the camera flash is popped up. ??? Looks like I will be sending it in for repair unless any of you have any suggestions.
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07-27-2009, 01:58 PM   #2
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That's the first I've heard of this problem.
Unusual that the mirror flips down in some modes but not others.
I'd say don't risk it to chance and get it repaired.
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Battery condition?

Also try resetting all of the camera software options to their defaults (Setup > Reset) just to make sure there are no software setting producing this.
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Charged and replaced batteries. Have the grip, so had 8 batteries powering it. I will try the reset. Thanks..
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Thanks RAWR. The reset apparently did the trick. I reset it once and nothing changed but did it again and it seems to be working fine now. Hopefully just a software glitch.
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