Ks2 light on / camera not working


boudou701

Link Posted 29/08/2021 - 22:05
Hello, I got absolutely soaked today in Iceland, as i got caught in bad weather during a trail - i was carrying my 5 months old baby and couldnít care less for my DSLR which my wife carried - we had heavy wind and rain - like soaked to underwear level. I had a non WR lens on it.

When we arrived (safely) I noticed the red l light at the back (next to the screen) was on, even though the camera was ďoffĒ. Now the camera doesnít turn on. Iíve dried the camera now and changed lens, itís been a few hours and the camera shows the same problem. Iím now charging the battery hoping it will go away by tomorrow.

Iíve been googling this for one hour and canít find anyone having this problem - I am actually not quite sure what to google.

Any ideas?
In the manual there is no reference to having that mini red light on when the camera is off.

Thanks
KX film, ME Super, K-S2
Pentax 10-17mm, Sigma 10-20mm, Tamron 17-50mm, Pentax 55-300mm
Sigma 24mm f2.8, Pentax A 50mm f1.7, Pentax K 55mm f1.8
Metz 36 AF-4
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Last Edited by boudou701 on 29/08/2021 - 22:07

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 30/08/2021 - 09:52
I've never heard of that particular problem but if the rain was as heavy as you say and the lens was not WR then I'd say your camera is highly likely to have shot it's last. It sounds like conditions I wouldn't even trust a WR camera and lens combo to be safe in.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

boudou701

Link Posted 01/09/2021 - 09:49
Thanks, it turns out Iíve found someone with a similar problem, I was given advice to put my camera in a sealed back full of rice, after 2 days it works again
KX film, ME Super, K-S2
Pentax 10-17mm, Sigma 10-20mm, Tamron 17-50mm, Pentax 55-300mm
Sigma 24mm f2.8, Pentax A 50mm f1.7, Pentax K 55mm f1.8
Metz 36 AF-4
--> borrow or rent Photography equipment from people around you on Needy Monkey - link
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