K5 pop-up flash not firing


AndrewA

Link Posted 01/12/2013 - 18:08
The pop-up flash on my K5 doesn't fire, neither will the lens focus when I depress the shutter button with the flash up?

The body was only bought last month but I haven't tried to use the flash until today.

My external flash works just fine, I had been using it prior to trying the pop-up, and thoughts please?

Thanks,
Andrew

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Chrism8

Link Posted 01/12/2013 - 18:18
Try going to " Manual " set the shutter speed to 125th sec, use manual focus and see what happens, open the aperture to F5.6
Chris

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JohnX

Link Posted 01/12/2013 - 18:20
Built in flash won't discharge in Green mode if camera decides the lighting levels are high enough to do without flash.

AndrewA

Link Posted 01/12/2013 - 18:31
Chrism8 wrote:
Try going to " Manual " set the shutter speed to 125th sec, use manual focus and see what happens, open the aperture to F5.6

Nope, still nothing?
Andrew

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Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 01/12/2013 - 22:10
The pop-up flash on my K-5 died about 18 months after getting it (or at least, that's when I noticed, I rarely use it), luckily it was still under guarantee and I just sent it off for repair, needed a new 'board'.

Any guarantee with your purchase?

Dan
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AndrewA

Link Posted 01/12/2013 - 22:23
Daniel Bridge wrote:
The pop-up flash on my K-5 died about 18 months after getting it (or at least, that's when I noticed, I rarely use it), luckily it was still under guarantee and I just sent it off for repair, needed a new 'board'.

Any guarantee with your purchase?

Dan

Yeah it was from SRS with 2 years, I have emailed them.
Andrew

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AndrewA

Link Posted 03/12/2013 - 14:01
Update, being returned to Pentax via SRS for a repair.
Andrew

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