WTB. Broken K-5


erikro

Link Posted 07/10/2016 - 18:46
I need another mainbord for my K-5 or a broken kamera where I can take the mainboard from.
If you have anything I can use, please send me a message.
Thanks.
Erik
K5IIs/K-1 II + film cameraes
I love my Pentax, all of them.

tigershoot

Link Posted 07/10/2016 - 20:13
What is wrong with your K-5? How do you know it's the main circuit board that's faulty?
K3ii, K-5, K-x, DA150-450mm, DA16-85WR, DA16-45, DA18-55WR, DA18-135WR, DA35 F2.4, M100mm F4 Macro, DA55-300mm, FA50mm 1.4, AF360 Flash, AF540 Flash

erikro

Link Posted 07/10/2016 - 20:32
Hi.
This is because the previous owner tried to update the firmware and then ran out of power, så no update and a dead camera.
I have talked to the servicecenter and the only thing to do is a new/another main circuit board.

Erik
K5IIs/K-1 II + film cameraes
I love my Pentax, all of them.

tigershoot

Link Posted 07/10/2016 - 20:39
Firmware Rule number 1 ignored - make sure you have enough power. What a shame for the K-5.
K3ii, K-5, K-x, DA150-450mm, DA16-85WR, DA16-45, DA18-55WR, DA18-135WR, DA35 F2.4, M100mm F4 Macro, DA55-300mm, FA50mm 1.4, AF360 Flash, AF540 Flash

Journey-Girl

Link Posted 10/10/2016 - 09:45
Hi there,

I have a K5 going. I posted about it earlier in the year as it locked up at the end (thankfully) of a long weekend away.

Not sure if it's of any use to you?

Basically I got a 'battery depleted' message - so it would focus pressing the button halfway down, but then I couldn't press it all the way down. Tried different lenses, checked the battery was full to no avail. Tried the advice in reply to my post on this forum - all to no avail. I decided I would rather put my money towards a new camera rather than trying to fix this one. It was serviced and cleaned by Johnsons about 2 years ago. Other than this, I never had a problem with it, and the firmware was updated. I have original box (UK stock from Jessops). I can check again, but I think it was around 16,000 actuations (although I had thought it would be more???).

Open to offers if it is of interest to you.

I don't know how to link to my post about it being locked up (which happened in March 2016).

Chrissie
Last Edited by Journey-Girl on 10/10/2016 - 09:56

AndrewH

Link Posted 10/10/2016 - 22:09
Journey-Girl wrote:
Hi there,

I don't know how to link to my post about it being locked up (which happened in March 2016).

Chrissie

link


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Last Edited by AndrewH on 10/10/2016 - 22:10

Stuey

Link Posted 11/10/2016 - 09:37
Now i'm no tech guy but usually there is a distinction between software and hardware. Hardware failures are more commonly due to impact, heat or component/ moving part failure itself rather than bodged software updates. Circuit boards generally have no moving parts except for add ons such as cooling fans etc. (in pc's etc)

Have you had a second opinion?

Whilst I would not arrgue that a firmware failure could not render the hardware beyond repair for certain, I would suspect that there may be a way of just wiping all software and starting again as you may with a pc or tablet.

I can't offer a solution at present but you maybe be able to locate something on the tinterweb to assist - it may be worth a try.

I am using a tablet that had become useless for net use and the tech guys wrote it off, one simple factory reset and and what seemed like an age to reload the udates and it works 100%, sometimes I feel that advice can be given by people who do not want to assist but want either a lot of cash to remedy something or just want you to buy a new one.

If you have not already exlored this option/it could ultimately be an easy fix if you can find out how to wipe and then reinstall the software if access to the software is avaliable outside of Pentax themselves. I assume that there must be a way it depends if the instructions are available.

I hope this helps.

Regards


Stu
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

My Flickr site link
Last Edited by Stuey on 11/10/2016 - 09:38

Stuey

Link Posted 11/10/2016 - 09:43
This made me curious - you state the camera is dead, is this totally dead or can you enter the menus to perform a factory reset ?

link
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

My Flickr site link
Last Edited by Stuey on 11/10/2016 - 09:43

Journey-Girl

Link Posted 11/10/2016 - 11:54
AndrewH wrote:
Journey-Girl wrote:
Hi there,

I don't know how to link to my post about it being locked up (which happened in March 2016).

Chrissie

link


Thanks!!!
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