pentax k5 LENS UNLOCK BUTTON has CAME OFF!


focus

Link Posted 30/03/2013 - 13:23
Hi, i just took my k5 out of camera bag, only to find the lens unlock button missing. It seems to have came off in the bag - no idea how. Has anyone else had this problem?. I have tried putting it back on, but it just keeps falling off again?. Is it (diy) fixable at all, or to i have to send it off to get repaired professionally? . Thanks in advance, Mary.

Mike-P

Link Posted 30/03/2013 - 13:41
Have seen this mentioned before ... warranty repair necessary I believe.
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cedricd

Link Posted 30/03/2013 - 17:10
Agree with Mike, it`s not an isolated case. Sent my K5 to Johnson's for a new button. Was only away for a week. If you want to remove a lens before sending just square off a cocktail stick and press in the stalk of the release button, worked for me. The button has an integral dust/water seal so best not to use the body until it`s been repaired.
Enjoy life

focus

Link Posted 30/03/2013 - 17:23
cedricd wrote:
Agree with Mike, it`s not an isolated case. Sent my K5 to Johnson's for a new button. Was only away for a week. If you want to remove a lens before sending just square off a cocktail stick and press in the stalk of the release button, worked for me. The button has an integral dust/water seal so best not to use the body until it`s been repaired.

.. Thanks - i hope mine only takes a week to get repaired, but i have taped it back in place with blacktape in the meantime, feels secure and looks sealed . Did you have any further problems with yours after it was repaired Cedric? - i don't want to be worrying about it coming off everytime i take the camera out of the bag.

cedricd

Link Posted 31/03/2013 - 12:14
Hi Mary

No problems afterwards, it certainly felt different afterwards. Less of a wobble to the button head. It`s a strange thing because the button on my K5 also came of in the case.
Enjoy life

bforbes

Link Posted 31/03/2013 - 12:29
Same thing here. A very much more solid feel to it after the repair.
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

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focus

Link Posted 31/03/2013 - 14:34
Thanks both Cedric and Barrie - feel alot more reassured about getting it repaired now. - (Just have to bring myself now to part with it, to get fixed) . Mary.

cedricd

Link Posted 31/03/2013 - 16:40
Send it off as soon as you can Mary, Summer will arrive the moment you do.
Enjoy life
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