K-r repair ?


Hullman

Link Posted 08/02/2013 - 14:42
Dear All

Does anyone have any experience of getting a K-r repaired? I recently purchased a second hand K-r for my girlfriend and unfortunately she had a nasty fall in the recent weather and the camera got damaged.

The LCD screen on the back is not displaying all colours (e.g. what should be white appears pink), it almost looks like it's just a loose connector as every now and again it momentarily flicks back to being normal. The camera functions properly and takes photo's as normal, the the information on the screen is all perfectly readable just with a pink cast which can make previewing images a little difficult.

Just wondered if anyone had any recommendations for places to take it for repair and how much it might end up costing me?

Thanks in advance.

Andy
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

cedricd

Link Posted 08/02/2013 - 19:49
Andy, hope your girlfriend is OK. As for the camera I would guess that it`s possibly not an economic repair. Having said that if it produces images as expected it could be worth living with. Johnsons Photopia are the recommended Pentax repairers but it`s also worth trying others like Harrow Technical. I have only experienced Johnsons but I am sure others will be able to give some input.

Good luck.
Enjoy life

fritzthedog

Link Posted 08/02/2013 - 22:03
Hi Andy

Hope girlfriend is OK

Johnsons are good but will charge a fortune

Alan Marlow has a really good reputation -

http://www.alan49.x10.mx/index.htm

I would give him a call for a quote - his number is on his site

copy and paste his address - for some reason i get a 404 error if a create a link but I can access it fine from the address


Good luck

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

cycler

Link Posted 09/02/2013 - 06:48
Andy,

If you are feeling brave you can buy a replacement screen from E-bay for around 26 (including opening tools) and fit it yourself. A friend of mine replaced a broken screen on his Nikon and said that it was not a difficult job (he did previously work as an electronics engineer though).

Regards
Keith

Hullman

Link Posted 03/03/2013 - 18:28
Just wanted to thank everyone for the advice with this, and apologise for taking so long to do so ! I've been offline for a little while dealing with family issues and totally forgot about this thread !

Poor show on my part, sorry chaps...
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
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