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After using the camera underwater it now freezes and the buttons stick. Basic signs of water damage.

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  • linda_socket Nov 18, 2009

    this was adsolutely no help what so ever!!!!



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The problem is not solved. I've resigned myself to the fact that buying this camera was a huge mistake. Your response to my inquire for repair only suggested other web sites to visit. No clear solution. After researching other consumers who purchased this camera, its clearly a defective product that Pentax is unwilling to deal with. Consumers who still have a warranty for the camera were told by Pentax that there is nothing that can be done. I for one will not be purchasing any more Pentax cameras in the future.

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