Digital Dilema


organicimagery

Link Posted 04/03/2010 - 12:24
Hello all, hope you are all well, I made it to thailand, Already have done Bangkok, Now I am in chiang mai, However all is not well, Since the trip started 4 days ago my gx20 is constanly crashing, It takes a shot but nothing shows on display, preview etc, Then it will allow me to continue shooting. When I go to preview images, the camera is unreaponsive and I have to pull the battery out to restart the camera. Turning it on or off does nothing, I have tried 4 diffo mem cards and the camera acts the same, It has crashed 3 times today, Any suggestions!
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Photomonk

Link Posted 04/03/2010 - 12:29
Unfortunately, it does not sound like your camera likes to travel.

It does sound though that something serious is either going or has gone. Repair is not an option on trip like yours, so you may want to see if you can find a replacement or second camera until you have it looked at properly.

The Photomonk

iceblinker

Link Posted 04/03/2010 - 12:40
Try leaving the battery out overnight.
~Pete

johnriley

Link Posted 04/03/2010 - 12:50
You could try cleaning the battery contacts and also the electronic contacts on lenses and bayonet mount. Maybe dampness is causing a poor connection.
Best regards, John

pink

Link Posted 04/03/2010 - 12:53
Dampness caused a bad connection between Twinlink and my strode at the weekend?

gas heater in the studio

James
My Fluidr

"To see in colour is a delight for the eye, But to see in black and white is a delight for the soul" ANDRI HERY

johnriley

Link Posted 04/03/2010 - 13:16
pink wrote:
Dampness caused a bad connection between Twinlink and my strode at the weekend?

gas heater in the studio

James


Best regards, John

iceblinker

Link Posted 04/03/2010 - 13:43
Unflued gas heaters release water vapour into the room. No good for lenses either!
~Pete
Last Edited by iceblinker on 04/03/2010 - 13:45

asview

Link Posted 04/03/2010 - 14:29
Try to
Reset everything to factory default.

as suggested, remove the battery and try a replacement battery if you've got one.

remove lens and clean all contact...carefully checking for any build up of condensation on contacts.

go to full auto mode or try manual mode .

Hope you can get things working again.

I know how hot and humid Thailand can get, there are some great shots to be had around ChaingMai, full of wonderful people and places.

Whenever I travel to distance places I try to have a back up camera with me to calm my frustration for occasions like this.I know how you must be feeling.

Hope the above helps!!
look forward to viewing your shots.


regards

albert

vic cross

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 12:00
Stupid answer I know BUT have you checked to see if your battery is run down as it will work a little then stop then after a while work again when run down. One day with my K10 this happened to me when I didn't have a spare in my kit. CHEERS Vic.
Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.

organicimagery

Link Posted 08/03/2010 - 01:50
thanks for the replys folks, its appriciated i have done all of the above , it didnt crasy yesterday, however im not holding my breath, and am backing up all images to netbook and external hard drive
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Discountshop

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 05:49
sorry to hear about your cammera,I would think twice before getting a Pentax. It would hould have spoiled your trip.you should get a new camera now probably canon or nikon
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K10D

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 06:31
Discountshop wrote:
sorry to hear about your cammera,I would think twice before getting a Pentax. It would hould have spoiled your trip.you should get a new camera now probably canon or nikon

I love a joke first thing on a morning to start the day!

Meanwhile, back on planet Earth, it may be a battery issue as well as damp. As above, try a dry down and fresh battery.

Best regards

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 08:52
That guy is only on the forum to promote canon and nikon
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techno-terminator

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 09:21
Wonder what , if anything , he actually owns
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

aminstar

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 09:24
Discountshop wrote:
sorry to hear about your cammera,I would think twice before getting a Pentax. It would hould have spoiled your trip.you should get a new camera now probably canon or nikon

Where is JR?
John this chap needs a life ban from the forum immediately please. What a ludicrous comment from an ignorant person. My Pentax served me extremely well and during all the time I owned it and now its in the hands of someone else who is enjoying using it. Just because one camera has been giving problems doesn't mean that the brand itself is not good. What an absolute rubbish generalisation.

And by the way if you read the OP comment properly you would notice that he owns a GX20, last I checked that was a Samsung. By this I am not trying to imply that Samsungs are rubbish or not to the same standards as Pentax. I have had 4 GX20s pass through my hands and friends are using them and all of them work marvelously well.
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