K30 fried after using in rain

Started Jan 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
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pebar_Walsall Regular Member • Posts: 180
Re: K30 fried after using in rain

Hi Simon

I recently encountered a similar problem with a K5II I bought a few months ago.

After spending a couple of hours in torrential rain (which my K20D has coped with on previous occasions to no ill-effect) the K5II showed prominent water-mark streaks on the LCD display. The camera worked OK apart from that, but it was obvious to me that the seals on the screen were not as weather resistant as they should be.

I returned the camera to the shop I'd bought it from, who sent it back to Pentax. They said originally it was being tested and repaired, which didn't fill me with confidence, but after a couple of weeks, they sent a new replacement body.

So far, so good! I've been out in heavy rain on a couple of occasions with the new body and there's no sign of any leaks behind the display.

I hope you manage to get your problem sorted.

Good luck


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