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08-17-2009, 03:11 AM   #1
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Something loose in new K7?

I just brought home a new K7!

The only thing is, while the battery is charging, I can't tell if it works. In the mean time I have noticed that as I turn the camera over or from side to side there is a disturbing clunking feel/sound as if there is something loose inside it.

Please someone tell me this is normal!

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it's normal - it is SR unit moving

as for battery, read this before waiting half a day for it to charge:
Charging lithium-ion batteries
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Its normal.
Its been thoroughly answered on this post before.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-beginners-corner-q/66972-pentax-k7-clunk.html
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That clunk/rattle also exists in the K10D and K20D.

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QuoteOriginally posted by innershell Quote
That clunk/rattle also exists in the K10D and K20D.
All models that have in-body SR.
There where even some who shook them vigorously cause they thought something was loose.
It is perfectly normal.
If it didn't seem to have something loose inside it, then be worried as Pentax might have forgotten to install the SR feature/mechanism.
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Thanks Guys. Did a search before I asked but it was a hard one to guess which keywords would do the trick!

Anyway, all is fine - camera works great! What a step up from the *istD. It's probably like the difference between the F22 Raptor and an F16!

I also read in the manual this morning: "The camera may generate some noise when shaken, such as when changing the composition of a picture. It is not a malfunction."

Thanks again.
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