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Forum: Pentax K-3 11-14-2018, 02:30 PM  
K-3 Mirror problem - No Pentax service centre in UK
Posted By dan_uk
Replies: 12
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I have been told by Pentax support that Johnsons Photopia is again in operation. I phoned them and they confirmed they are repairing Pentax again.


In the meantime, I had already sent my camera to Advanced Camera Services in Norfolk and I am waiting to hear their diagnosis. If they need a part, at least they now know where they can get it.
Forum: Pentax K-3 10-17-2018, 07:45 AM  
K-3 Mirror problem - No Pentax service centre in UK
Posted By dan_uk
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Thanks for the quick replies!


In addition to these two companies, I have also been given the name of Don Clark Camera Repairs in Wooton-under-Edge, Glos.
(Camera repairs - Nikon, Olympus, Leica, Panasonic and more » Don Clark Camera Repairs Ltd)


And, yes, Chris (chrism888), you are right, I do not really expect Pentax to extend goodwill for this.


(Although I will say that Apple fixed my 4 year old Macbook Pro free of charge as a goodwill gesture, so it is not beyond possibility - but goodwill is just that, completely at the discretion of the manufacturer.)

Thanks all.
Forum: Pentax K-3 10-17-2018, 04:08 AM  
K-3 Mirror problem - No Pentax service centre in UK
Posted By dan_uk
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
My K-3 (only 3,500 shutter count) would not turn on. I replaced the battery with a fully charged (Pentax branded) one, although the one in the camera was almost full. Camera turns on but mirror will not move, so black pictures. Mirror lock-up function (for sensor cleaning) does not work either. I am on the latest firmware. Have tried manual lenses too (just in case), and battery grip, USB connection - nothing.

I called Pentax and was told that their service centre in the UK is in administration - so they suggested sending the camera to France or Germany for repair. My camera is out of warranty (bought in 2014). If there were a chance that Pentax would fix it as a goodwill gesture - given its pristine condition and low use - I would send it abroad, but they are not offering .

I hope Ricoh/Pentax can get a new partner in the UK - otherwise I will think twice before upgrading again. (Who knows what changes Brexit might bring to shipping cameras for service!)

Any recommendations for Pentax camera repair service here in the UK?

Thanks,
Dan
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