Question about Pentax K200D Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens

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Used Vivitar 70-200 zoom on my K200 Pentax. Nothing but aggravation since. Right now the 18-55 lens it came with is on but shutter button is stuck in down position and my flash wont pop up using the manual "up" button. When I look thru lens and push button, flashing "F" is the only thing there. Removed lens and button would move enough to "click" but would not come up. Put lens back on and nothing! Newbie in the extreme and ready to go back to my MX !!

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  • carick Aug 04, 2010

    Can't see that having anything to do with the flash not popping up plus the lens worked fine before my using the manual zoom.

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The issue here is the manual mechinsm is in defect, Your going ot hate me but there is not much I can do over email but to tell you a local camera shop can take care fo this for cheap. Whats going on is the mechism is jammed most of these are spring loaded once down in locked position and mech jammed the camera will need to be opened and repaired. Do not shoot the messenger facts are facts, over email there is not much that can be done, To tell you the trueth.

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  • carick Aug 06, 2010

    Thanks much. Can't say I like your reply since I live about 150km from a "big city" with a camera shop but I had a feeling I'd fixed it up good this time. Moral - read book first. Trouble is, it's such a BIG book!

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There is a short in the circuitry of this lens or bad contacts that don't make contact

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