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Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 06-01-2018, 07:58 AM  
K30 Aperture failure advice
Posted By mfd
Replies: 29
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Mine turned out to be a temporary fix. I'm now using it with the green button. No real hardship at all. In fact it makes you think about the aperture more and leads to better photos.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 09-07-2017, 12:15 PM  
K30 Aperture failure advice
Posted By mfd
Replies: 29
Views: 3,497
After trying things out during the day the AA batteries are showing yellow, half empty. Put in the lithium whilst I charged the AAs and immediately the shots were under exposed. Hopefully it will be working when I put in the AAs tomorrow morning.
If this works I'll be getting some more rechargeable AA batteries.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 09-07-2017, 12:55 AM  
K30 Aperture failure advice
Posted By mfd
Replies: 29
Views: 3,497
Just some of my findings.
I bought a K30 off eBay. On testing it I got very under exposed photos. I had some old manual lenses that I had used on my K100D so I tried these. Everything was fine.
After a few days researching on this forum, and watching videos, I tried a few things. I informed the seller and we agreed a price for the faulty camera. I was going to use it as a backup in manual mode. I was also considering dismantling and filling the magnet, but thought that could wait.
Having sorted out how the opposing forces seemed to work I tried several other solutions.

1) I tried off rapid bursts. After about 80 shots it worked fine. This only lasted until I came back shortly afterwards and had to start again. Each time took more shots to get it working and lasted less time. Not a solution. I was back to manual mode.

2) I bought a AA battery holder. I charged my Eneloop batteries and success. The first test shot was exposed correctly. The camera immediately died. Not charged enough. Charged the batteries fully and back to the exposure problem. I shot off some photos in manual mode before trying again. This time it work fine. I've left the camera overnight and this morning the first shot was fine. It seems fully charged AA batteries, like the lithium, are too powerful. Run them down a little.

My plan now is to keep an A lens on the camera with AA batteries. Shoot normally until I have a problem and then switch to manual mode. Looks like a very good backup camera. Pity I have to carry an extra lens with A setting though.

Hope this may encourage other people to try some of the suggestions out there.
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