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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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Re: Pentax K10D Both LCD screens are blank

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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