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06-24-2007, 06:54 AM   #1
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K10D Problems

I bought my K10D back in January and it has behaved itself properly until recently. Firstly, an inordinate amount of dust has collected behind the 2.5" screen and one reason I bought the thing was the 72 DUST and water seals claiming dust and water proofness.

Secondly the USB2 connection seems a little dodgy. It does not connect to my mac unless the cable is in a certain position. The cable is not at fault since the same thing happens with other cables. It's almost as if having the cable in a certain position forces the connector in the camera into such a position that is makes contact.

i'm thinking of sending it back to pentax. What do you think?

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I would send it in for repair. The diagram for this camera shows a gasket specifically for the LCD screen so there shouldn't be dust in there. This has been mentioned by a couple people on this forum so I think a few left the factory with a bad seal.

The cord thing also sounds out of the ordinary, although I don't use the camera to connect to the computer so I have no experience in that area. I always use a card reader. If it weren't for the dust behind the LCD I would just recommend using a reader instead of connecting the camera since I is easier and doesn't use camera power, but in your case I would send it in.
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The SD slot is not sealed when open and that's how the dust gets underneath the LCD plastic. As to the USB2 slot, better have it checked under warranty.
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QuoteOriginally posted by davemdsn Quote
The diagram for this camera shows a gasket specifically for the LCD screen
What diagram are you referring to?

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