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K10d- not able to focus using half press on the release. The autofocus works on the back of the camera but not on the release, the shutter just fires. Tried exhanging lens and have reset camera to default settings, but good.

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  • valfenbow Feb 16, 2009

    tried with new battery, still no reaction, half way focus will not respond.

  • valfenbow Feb 16, 2009

    the half press focus worked for 9 months, now no reation the trigger just goes to full press and fires the shutter, there is no half way stage

  • valfenbow Feb 16, 2009

    thanks, but where do you find a reputable tech.

  • valfenbow Feb 16, 2009

    tried cleaning the contacts. It happens on all lens. The AF on the back of the camera works fine on all lens its just the auto focus on the shutter release that for some reason no longer works. Help

  • valfenbow Feb 16, 2009

    yes, but on your recommendation I will contact an authorised service centre.

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    vishal garg May 11, 2010

    it means that the auto focus is damaged from inside.
    I will prefer you dont try it yourself as you may damage the lens also. Take it to service personnel and if it is under warranty it will be repaired free of cost
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It means that your auto focus mechanism had damaged from inside. i will prefer you not to try to repair it your self as you may damage the lens also. please go to service personnel and let they do this for you & if it is under warranty it will be repaired free of cost.
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That means that the focus engine is faulty.

If the camera is less than one year old contact the phone number listed on the owners instructions and have the camera replaced.

Other choice is sending the camera to a local repair shop.

Or get a quote from a repair service like the ones below:


Camera Repairs UK

Camera Repair US.


http://www.intlcamerarepair.com/REPAIR/repair.html

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Your described condition indicates that the unit has to be fully opened. This would involve intricate mechanisms and electronics. Should you be uncomfortable performing a DIY (do-it-yourself), your best bey may be to seek the services of a qualified professional or better still an authorized service center:

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Have you tried cleaning the contacts with isopropyl alcohol and a micro fiber cloth? Does the problem happen with only one lens?

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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    micromaster Feb 16, 2009

    well, it is better to bring the camera on Pentax Service Center near your place.

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    micromaster Feb 16, 2009

    try one HERE.

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Hi there,
for this problem you can try debug mode yourself for your camera.  Debug mode is used to test and adjust some internal settings in the camera like exposure and autofocus. It's a really handy mode to have access to. This program allows us to add a debug mode to the camera's setup menu. It reprograms the menus via the USB cable. This programs allows you to access the debug menu on firm 1.30 for pentax devices. It's just an activation/deactivation via usb cable. here you can find the link to download  Debug mode with latest firmware: 

http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-dslr-discussion/27040-k10d-firmware-1-3-debug-mode-unleashed.html

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    Just do let me know for any updates, and don't  forget to rate this solution....

    thanks

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You need to perform maintenance on your camera so if you are hand on it then you can take off parts and clean all then put back on.
if you are not so handy then better to see tech.

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The auto focus can be used only when u press the button fully  while pressing half the way it just foucus a while any comes to normal its good pressing fully

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Hi
try with new batteries.....

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

  • gopinath pasupathy Feb 16, 2009

    its time to service your camera .......you can disassemble camera and check the functioning of motor ....if it does not work properly replace it ....

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