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12-23-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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K100D broken, just makes this sound...

...click-click-click-click in continous rapid succession regardless of which button i press (shutter or otherwise). seems very odd that i get the same sound whether i press the shutter or the menu button.

any ideas?

this was given to me to resolve

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12-23-2009, 06:23 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by starrock Quote
...click-click-click-click in continous rapid succession regardless of which button i press (shutter or otherwise). seems very odd that i get the same sound whether i press the shutter or the menu button.

any ideas?

this was given to me to resolve

thanks
The obvious first....remove battery and card, unstick butttons, different lens,etc. I would try to start the camera in debug-mode. Not too sure what to do once in there but perhaps that different start-up will re-set the camera.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-dslr-discussion/67897-pentax-firmware-hack-site.html

Go to the above thread for more info.

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thanks for the reply. i have done the standard fleet of checks. swapped batteries, lenses (happens even with no lens attached), pressed all buttons, etc.

seems like the camera has a volkswagen electrical system style of glitch..no offense vdub fans...im one too!
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Sounds like your camera is not alone. There were a couple of K100D's on eBay with the same symptom that went for $102 and $107.

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Sounds like it's saying "K-x, K-x, K-x, K-x..."
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What happens if you hold down the menu button while turning on the camera?
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holding the menu button down upon startup reveals that i just upgraded the firmware to 1.02 eh, guess it's time to break out the tiny screwdriver set and eggnogg!
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already have the k-x in sexy ferrari red (already had comments of "you sold your other one for that?" guess they think it's a toy??) hah! "highly recommended" toy from dpreview!

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QuoteOriginally posted by starrock Quote
holding the menu button down upon startup reveals that i just upgraded the firmware to 1.02 eh, guess it's time to break out the tiny screwdriver set and eggnogg!
There is a sequence using a SD card with specific command line to enter the service menu. Different models vary slightly but I think one sequence is to leave the memory door open while holding the menu button on start-up. I think it would be worth a try but you would need the info for the 100D from the site I referenced above.
Good luck with whatever you do and Merry X-mas.
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QuoteOriginally posted by starrock Quote
holding the menu button down upon startup reveals that i just upgraded the firmware to 1.02 eh, guess it's time to break out the tiny screwdriver set and eggnogg!
LOL!
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Does the mirror do anything?

Does the shutter do anything?

From my experience with film cameras, moving the stopdown lever around up or down usually reset the mirror/shutter and unstuck things.

Its worth a try at least, its already broken so its not like you'll really hurt anything poking around.
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