K2 film camera isnot working even after i changed the battery
The camera was not working (would not allow me to take pictures) so i changed the battery and it still wont let me use it...do i have to do somthing to turn it on or will it just work on its own. and if none of these what can i do to try and fix it
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Re: k2 film camera isnot working even after i changed the...
The camera is not dependant on the battery so changing it will not help.
In order to operate the camera you need to wind on to prime the shutter for firing.
The most common fault that jams these cameras is a catch under the bottom cover. A camera repair person will know what to do about that, but it might not be that.
This is closely related to the K1000 so any solution for that camera will apply.
To see how to open the camera up for repair and how to do this properly there is a camera repair site which deal with this and other cameras in detail. alternatively you can contact the author who can offer a very competitivecamera repair service for these models.
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E means that the film hasn't been loaded properly. http://www.pentaximaging.com/files/manual/IQZoom105WR.pdf Is the instructional manual for the camera, if you read through it it should tell you how to properly load the film.
Cleaning a lense for fungus is an iffy if not impossible procedure most of the time as the fungus attacks the material of the lense itself and parts of the lense have to be removed to remove the fungus.
But, the good news is any dealer of new or used equipment will have K-mount lenses. You can find both new and used lenses from B&H, KEH, Adorama, Calumet, and others - though those are some of the most reputable online/mail-order dealers of used and new equipment. You can find almost any kind of lense you'd desire.
No. If the camera pulled the film back into the roll with a low battery, you wouldn't be able to take any pictures, rendering the film, useless. Don't worry about it, and if it REALLY bugs you, keep fresh batteries in it.
This is due to an old photo pack as they're all past the use by date now: the battery built in to it had just enough power to eject the protection sheet and take a photo, but then went flat. There's nothing you can do to remedy this unless you fit an external battery pack. There are no kits to do this with, you have to rig something up on a DIY basis but it is fairly simple with a few basic tools and a little ingenuity. The original batteries were 6v and the camera works at 4.5v; the higher voltage gives a bit of leeway as the battery slowly discharges whilst the film pack is stored and unused.
Without a stripdown it's not possible to give a definitive answer. Clearly the mechnical interlock which prevents the shutter from firing until the mirror is out of the way is not functioning correctly, but pressing the dof button overcomes this.
It's possible that something has broken or worn internally, but far more likely that old dried camera grease coupled with decomposing gooey foam bumpers and light seals has gummed up the workings.
Now that film SLR's are ten a penny and often free on FreeCycle it's certainly makes no economical sense to repair this camera. But it's a real classic and a delight to use so it's worth sending to a professional repair shop for a thorough service just as you would with a classic car or motorbike.
Even though it was cushioned somewhat the camera took enough damage to jam something. The flashing symbols are a generic error code it could mean the shutter, zoom, film transport, flash, or some combination of these system are not working (sorry but without tearing the camera apart I can't narrow the problem any further)
Hey sonax, This H error message means either the film is loaded incorrectly, or there is an internal malfunction in the camera. To determine if the film is loaded incorrectly you should take the film and the batteries out of the camera then reinstall the batteries and try taking a picture without film in the camera. If the camera allows it then the film was loaded incorrectly and I would refer to the camera manual for directions on how to load the film correctly. If the H error message persists then there is most likely an internal malfunction and I would have the camera looked at by an authorized service technician. I hope this helps! Sincerely, Allan Go Ahead. Use Us.