Autopsy of K10D - not for squeamish :)


Link Posted 22/05/2015 - 16:16
Ah well, decided to pull apart a totally broken K10D (broken main board, and damaged shutter) to see what's there

If you are camera-squeamish, please look away now! There's nothing to see

Thought I'd share...

1. Just getting started...

2. CCD with the SR electromagnets, and the super-strong magnet plate to the right

(Making fridge magnets with Sugru and these!!)

3. Mirror box removed... devastation!

4. Shutter and CCD

5. Ooooooh!

6. View into the pentaprism. What a lovely piece of glass!

7. What's left of the mirror box and a nice pile'o'screws

8. Utter carnage!

Needless to say, don't try this at home
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Link Posted 22/05/2015 - 16:40
how many screws did you have left when you put it back together
FF: Pentax K-1, D-FA* 70-200, D-FA 24-70, D-FA 100, D-FA 28-105, FA 77, FA 43
APSC: K3, K5, DA*50-135, DA*300, Sigma 17-50, Sigma 10-20, 18-55mm, DA 55-300mm, DA35, 1.4TC
4/3: Q10, Q, 01, 02, 06
Fuji XT1, XF18-55, XF27


Link Posted 22/05/2015 - 16:51
A sad end (interesting though).


Link Posted 22/05/2015 - 17:12
That's amazing... especially the SR plate.... and to think most cameras don't have one and are of a modular construction

Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff



Link Posted 22/05/2015 - 18:28
If you have any others you want doing - I will send my 5 year old round - making things look like that is his main talent

No matter how many lenses I have owned - I have always needed just one more


Link Posted 22/05/2015 - 18:35
And some people think Pentax can compete on price with Sony for a FF

Lens Rentals took the A7ii apart and then put it back together again.

Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Last Edited by Algernon on 22/05/2015 - 18:39


Link Posted 22/05/2015 - 18:54
Wow! nice one Matt, what a piece of kit it really is when broken down into it`s component parts.
Enjoy life


Link Posted 22/05/2015 - 20:36
Great to see inside! Seem to have a few dust spots on the sensor though...


Link Posted 22/05/2015 - 21:00
can you put it back together as i want that lol

mind you if you have taken it apart you could do a manual on how to repair it

then you could call it a mattmatic manual like the haynes car manuals and make a fortune


Link Posted 22/05/2015 - 21:01
Fascinating. Thanks so much for showing us this.
Best wishes,


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Robert Adams
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Link Posted 22/05/2015 - 21:07
Glad you've all enjoyed this.
It's definitely a dead camera. It was before I started, and definitely is now
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Link Posted 22/05/2015 - 22:43
Very well documented.

I've also been instructed to pass along a message to MattMatic... If you still have those parts, would you be willing to part with them?


Link Posted 23/05/2015 - 09:32
Much of it has dispersed... What parts were you interested in?
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Last Edited by MattMatic on 23/05/2015 - 09:33


Link Posted 23/05/2015 - 22:06
Whatever you might be willing to part with or have an interest in selling. "Unfortunately" this would not be for me, I would perhaps eventually be shipping it over to a Carnegie Mellon University instructor a bit across the pond.

Could or would you be interested in selling some or all?


Link Posted 29/05/2015 - 09:27
And I thought it was just a box with a pinhole in it!
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