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Pentax K10D Both LCD screens are blank

I just received the camera back from Pentax repair. They said it was fixed. However, when I inserted the FULLY charged battery and memory card, the same problems are there. All that is displayed is the battery indicator showing a fully charged battery. No other buttons get a response on either LCD screen. It's almost as if the power is not actually turning on. Any ideas? Please help!

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  • toonemom Oct 14, 2007

    After sending it back into Pentax.  I just got a voice mail on Friday saying that when they insert a battery, it functions perfectly.  They are asking if I am using a Pentax battery and whether or not it is charged?  DUH!  In my letter that accompanied my camera back to the service center, I said that the battery indicator says fully charged.  So we'll see what they say next.  They did offer to test my battery for free.  This is easy because I live in the same zip code of the service center. I'll try to keep you posted.

  • toonemom Mar 28, 2008

    I discovered that it was a defective memory card all together. Bad card. Replaced with a more expensive and reputable brand and no more problems. Yeah!

  • dareko Jul 28, 2008

    After taking few hundreds of pictures, both LCD screens went blank. The camera still focuses and appears to snap pictures (although non of the pictures are being recorded). On the top LCD screen there is only battery icon. After switching the camera on, the battery icon appears after about an minute time. The only functionin button seems to be shutter release (focsing and shooting). Any effect with different SD card.

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Did you put a memory card in the camera?
My camera did this today, and I resolved it by putting a memory card in, but even when one has been out before it still turned on, so I'm not sure that is the resolution. Did you ever find out what was causing it?

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  • tela1 Mar 28, 2008

    Also, make sure your memory card door is closed all the way. The camera won't operate if it isn't.

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