LV problem with K7


Link Posted 13/02/2017 - 21:27
I see that there has not been much comment on the K7 recently. Still using mine but it has just developed an annoying problem. If I use Live View it does not return the mirror, the screen goes blank and the camera will not function. I have to take the battery out, replace it and switch on before the mirror will drop into place. Has anyone had this problem and is it fixable.


Link Posted 14/02/2017 - 12:24
From your post you've clearly had your K7 a while, and probably know your way around it, but any chance you've inadvertently set something like mirror lock up?

I always favour a full factory re-set of electronic devices if they suddenly display the arrival of gremlins. Sorted me out a few times and at least afterwards you'll know it wasn't you!
Last Edited by JohnX on 14/02/2017 - 12:25


Link Posted 14/02/2017 - 14:57
Factory reset is a very good idea. Also, sorry if this is a silly question but it's always worth ruling out - have you updated to the latest firmware? 1.13 I think it is now.


Link Posted 14/02/2017 - 15:13
I think a factory re-set first, does this cure the problem, then check and update the Firmware as required.

This used to happen on my K7, fairly in-frequently thou and again the remedy was to drop the battery out .

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Link Posted 15/02/2017 - 14:48
The Firmware update did it. Mine was 1.11 so I was a little out of date. Must pay more attention! Thanks for your help.
Last Edited by TonyCr on 15/02/2017 - 14:49
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