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Pentax k100d super, battery problems, New batteries last only a few seconds and then register as flat.

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    Obertelli May 11, 2010

    Exactly which batteries are you using? (4 xAA or 2 x CRV3?) It's also vital to know whether they are lithium, alkaline or rechargeable NimH. Note that alkalines will register as flat on your camera even when they have plenty of power left due to different internal resistance and output voltage characteristics. You should ideally stick to lithium or NimH rechargeables. Note that there are loads of super cheap no-name and counterfeit batteries around, especially "lithium" CRV3 units where genuine ones are never cheap.

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I fixed the problem. It was caused by an extra little pimple on the sirius lens slipping into the auto focus indent indent on the camera body.

It is possible to get up to a ten thou engineers feeler gauge into the gap between lens and camera body although the one that did it for me was a three thou gauge.

I needed to cut the feeler gauge square at the tip and then, even though it was only three thou, I hit the tip by resting on a vice and tapping with the ball end of a small ball pein hammer. This caused the tip to form with a small curve. I then used a tool makers file to smooth the end down to almost nothing.

Turn the camera AF MF switch to AF to raise the screw. Fiddle the feeler gauge into the slot between body and lens just near the AF MF button and very gently probe the gauge. You are trying to get the little curve you made on the feeler gauge to slip over the pimple on the lens.

Its a very nice feeling when the gauge slips right in and the lens comes free.

The next proceedure, if you want to use the lens, is to unscrew the aluminium mount at the end and remove the offending pimple on the lens.

Posted on Jun 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Pentax K100D will not power up

First make sure you are using fresh lithium batteries. These cameras indicate low batteries quite early on. Rechargeables even when freshly charged are marginal.

If the problem persists remove the batteries. Set the camera switch to the off position. Set the focus switch to manual. Wait at least a minute. Then replace the batteries and switch on again.

Operating with low batteries can confuse the firmware and it may be stuck in a low-battery loop. If this is the case this should reset the camera by allowing the electronics to power-down completely.

If this does not work you wiil have to contact pentax support.

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SOURCE: won't turn on even with new batteries

Clean the battery contacts inside the camera with a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol.

Posted on Dec 17, 2009

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SOURCE: New Pentax K100D Super, shutter does not work. Av

I suspect dirty contacts on either lens or body. Clean contacts. Should alleviate problem. This happened to my K100d.

Posted on Dec 25, 2010

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Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

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First make sure you are using fresh lithium batteries. These cameras indicate low batteries quite early on. Rechargeables even when freshly charged are marginal.

If the problem persists remove the batteries. Set the camera switch to the off position. Set the focus switch to manual. Wait at least a minute. Then replace the batteries and switch on again.

Operating with low batteries can confuse the firmware and it may be stuck in a low-battery loop. If this is the case this should reset the camera by allowing the electronics to power-down completely.

If this does not work you wiil have to contact pentax support.

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