A Funny Thing Happened with the K5

Started Aug 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Phixer323
Phixer323 Contributing Member • Posts: 735
A Funny Thing Happened with the K5

I was on a twelve hour motorsports shoot. Twice during the latter part of the shoot my K5 locked up and the LCD screen turned all different colors that resembled electronic noise. It wouldn't immediately turn off, so the first time I pulled off the battery grip and removed the battery. Put it back together and it worked for a couple of hours. Then it acted up again this time I turned it off and waited. After a minute, it turned off by itself. The battery charge showed it had plenty of power remaining. I was using a Meike battery grip and Lenmar second battery. After the second encounter, it worked fine the rest of the night. Has anyone had this happen or have any ideas what happened? Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

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