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Zx-7 shuter wont trip

The camera makes a motoring sound for aprox. 2 sec. after depressing the button then the in focus indication goes out however the shutter never trips, all other functions appear to be normal.

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This sounds like a broken drive pinon on the motor. (They made these out of plastic to save weight.)

If so (and it is very common) The only solution is a new motor I'm afraid, and this makes for an expensive repair, if the motor can be obtained. (Which is unlikely.)

Sorry.

On the bright side, Pentax have a great reputation for compatiability throughout the range. So the lens is worth keeping. Just obtain another pentax body.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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