Quick fix for K-5 battery-depleted problem?

Started Oct 27, 2012 | Questions thread
OP Jeff Charles Veteran Member • Posts: 7,514
Re: Quick fix for K-5 battery-depleted problem?

DLBlack wrote:

"Battery-depleted" when the battery is not depleted is the Pentax way of telling you that there is something seriously wrong with your camera. With luck you can take the battery out and let the camera sit over-night and it just might solve the problem. If not it is time to ship it somewhere for repair. I had this problem with a K10D when the main motherboard failed. I also have it with a K-5 when the mirror-motor failed.

I did try leaving it overnight with no battery, but that did not solve the problem. I sent it to Pentax in the US today.

Maybe "Something is seriously wrong with your camera" would be a clearer message than "Battery-depleted", but I did get the message.

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