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Pentax K100D Thanks to answer My camera falled on the concrete floor. Even if it is linoleum, the body slightly opened from the bottom, so the left door (where dc in and usb plugs are) does'nt close well. I've once broken an argentic camera years ago and I dont want to open tha digital one without knowing what to do. Does it exists a plan of theses machines ?

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There is no online diagram you can reference. I would not recommend attampting to open the camera yourself.

If you insist on attempting this, I advise first removing the batteries and leaving it of 24 hours at least. There is no knowing where the high voltage components for the flash unit are, and they will give you a nast electric shock if touched, and if they are accidentelly shorted to any other part of the electronics will destroy the circuitry.

I woud leave this to a photo repair specialist. Preferably your nearest Pentax authorised dealer.

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I don't own a K10D, but I do own a K100D which I have successfully used both manual focus & auto-focus lenses from my old Pentax stash!

1) If it is a manual focus lens, you need to turn off Autofocus on the body of your K10D. On my K100D, there is a switch on the side of the lens mount that says [-MF or -AF]. "-MF" is manual focus mode & "-AF" is autofocus mode. Since your lens doesn't have autofocus capability, turn it to the "-MF" mode.

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