K20 R.I.P. ?


snappychappy

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 14:58
Had the cam in a Lowepro backpack ready to leave house, fell of chair onto tiled kitchen floor, now the LCD panel flashes an F... and camera won't take shots, thought's.............
My piccies.
Last Edited by snappychappy on 26/08/2010 - 14:59

snappychappy

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 14:59
Am thinking insurance claim !!
My piccies.

Gwyn

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 15:01
Sounds like an insurance claim would be worth a try.

My Ist Ds did the same thing after it's fall. It wasn't worth repairing though . I had only shortly before taken it off my insurance too .

thoughton

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 15:10
I'm thinking you're not having a lot of luck recently! First the 70-200, now this
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Last Edited by thoughton on 26/08/2010 - 15:10

snappychappy

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 15:11
Still got to pay 60 excess though. DOH Thinking of replacing with K7 ?
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snappychappy

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 15:12
thoughton wrote:
I'm thinking you're not having a lot of luck recently! First the 70-200, now this

Your not wrong, couldn't believe it.
My piccies.

thoughton

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 15:16
snappychappy wrote:
Still got to pay 60 excess though. DOH Thinking of replacing with K7 ?

Perfect opportunity!

Or if you're really patient wait another few weeks for the big announcement.
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
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snappychappy

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 15:22
Patience has never been my strong point.
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polchraine

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 15:27
snappychappy wrote:
Am thinking insurance claim !!

You need a nice letter from SRS stating that the camera is beyond economic repair and that the current equivalent is the K7.

Then when the insurance company offer to provide direct, say no. You need one with a full 2 year warranty. By the time that is discussed/agreed there may be a new body available.
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dougf8

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 15:48
I had something similar reset tried everything and found the memory card had unseated. I'm guessing you've done the obvious.

Insurance. Bad luck.

While a K-7 is good, you might feel less likely to upgrade to whatever might be round the corner (jam tomorrow).
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Last Edited by dougf8 on 26/08/2010 - 15:55

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 16:55
A free k-7 sounds good to me! Looks like the K-7's going to be around a while longer so doubt they'd offer you the upcoming top model. Talk about silver lining though!
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Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 17:28
Have you tried another lens on it? Sounds like it's not recognising the aperture, and you may not have the custom function set to allow it to fire without an 'A' lens mounted.

Dan
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techno-terminator

Link Posted 26/08/2010 - 17:49
Silly suggestion - but you never know it might work.

I was away and had swapped lenses from the Tammy to the 40mmLtd since I wanted to play with it between the showers.

Switched it on and also found the flashing F , and wouldn't take any shots - had a real panic attack I can tell you and then decided to check that I had actually managed to get the lens tightly on - no it wasn't Re-seated lens and all was well.

It's worth a try - but I expect you have already thought of that one
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