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My pentax ist DS camera was working absolutely perfect, then there was like popping kid of sound inside camera and it just died. Nothing, it felt a little hot on right back side. Tried new batteries and nothing. Is a gonner, or is there possibly a fuse that popped that can be replaced.

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Same thing happened to me! :-( I think we are boned.

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I try to take a photo and is makes the sound but nothing is displayed or saved to the card, any ideas?


This could possible be happening due to a fatly memory card, try using another memory card and see if it works.

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Try using another lens, if this solves the problem you have a lens problem. If not the camera is the problem.

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I have old Lenses that I use; you must set your lens to manual, Switch left hand front of body. That should resolve the problem.

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If you want to use the aperture ring on the lens you must enable this in the Custom settings menu. jamknight, sounds like your camera may need a professional cleaning.

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First make sure the camera is not set to No Flash on the shooting mode dial.Also, in P, Tv, Av or M modes the flash reverts to manual and must be raised manually by pressing the button next to the viewfinder.

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You need a Pentax USB cable I-USB17.
You can get it online from B&H photo or Adorama camera.
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I don't know how to answer your question, since I haven't yet experienced that phenomenon. It sounds like it's just caused by the nature of the lenses used. Since you are new to the camera, I'll just warn you that it is not perfect in any way, but every function of it is very good, so the end result is amazing, and I might even say perfect. This is just the nature of the Pentax dSLR for now, and it seems that it's a Pentax thing in general. You'll find lots of dSLRs that can outperform the Pentax in one or two feature comparison tests, but if you lign up all the features of one camera and compare them with the Pentax you'll find the Pentax will beat any camera out there. It is just so well balanced, and each feature really is good enough, which adds up to a LOT. I'm sure somebody here will explain the problem you're having, and if you're like me you'll just make a few adjustments and be satisfied with the results. Post some shots too, that's an excellent way of getting feedback that will help you make the most of your Pentax. I wouldn't trade my Ds for any other camera out there even costing 10 times more.

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