K-30. Why u die.

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gooseta
gooseta Contributing Member • Posts: 710
K-30. Why u die.
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Ok, so I was trying to shoot water drops this morning with the k-30 and WR 100 macro. maybe 75ml (1/4 cup) of water splashed onto the back and sides of the camera, dead in seconds, water in all ports, water in the screen, have waited 12 hours, still not working, have changed batts and cards. How could they market this as weather sealed it was a very small amount of water on the back?!!! Note there is no water in the mount/mirror/sensor, I checked. Looks like the camera failed not the wr lens.

Very dissapointed, even my sony can handle a hike, hail, and pouring rain.

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ogl
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Re: K-30. Why u die.

Show us your unworking camera, please...

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gooseta
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you mean a picture? I'll upload one shortly

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Col K10d
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ogl wrote:

Show us your unworking camera, please...

With what dear Lisa, with what?

Best thing is the WR is warranted so if there's been a seal failure the camera will be replaced. Just take it into the store.

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gooseta
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bought it on amazon so no store

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anyone?

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DS21 Senior Member • Posts: 2,416
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gooseta wrote:

anyone?

Clearly some seal failed, or it was not assembled properly. You have to deal with Pentax to have it fixed (warranty), if it is not possible to return the camera. Who knows how many cameras go out not really WR because of some assembly error, I guess one has to test before warranty expires...

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Col K10d
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Re: K-30. Why u die.

I would ring Amazon, appears to be a failure of the rear LCD seals.  I recall a couple of instances being posted on the other forum wrt the K5.

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bjake Regular Member • Posts: 327
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Hope you didn't get a grey market one without a warranty.Did it come directly from Amazon or one of their sellers?Will be interesting how this story plays out,keep us informed.I am planning on buying a K-30 or K-5 soon.

Jim in Hudson Senior Member • Posts: 2,428
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gooseta wrote:

anyone?

Patience?

Why have you not contacted Amazon?  I think they can solve your problem far better than anyone here.

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Rod K Regular Member • Posts: 223
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I am really sorry to hear/see your K30 story. The only thing I can think of trying is the use of silica gel sachets with the camera in a sealable food bag. I have heard that several cameras have been "returned from the dead" using this method, but can only offer it as anecdotal evidence. Worth a try though, if you do not want to return it without trying anything yourself.

My son received his new K30 on Tuesday this week and is currently in the air, on his way to Reykjavik, Iceland together with his fiancee and one of my lenses. I guess this will be a good test of his new camera, will let you know how he goes.  Please keep us posted as to your situation, I hope all goes well for you .

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gooseta
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Re: K-30. Why u die.

Well, I will ring amazon tomorrow. The camera has started doing the sensor dust removal when the camera starts and makes a buzzing noise when i half press the shutter, which wont fire.

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Simon97
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Are you positive all the port covers were properly seated?

I hope you removed the battery until it dries out. Electrolysis could potentially destroy the circuits inside.

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gooseta
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Yep I removed the battery. It's shipping to amazon as we speak

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Breezy Weezy
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Re: K-30. Why u die.

amazon has a great return policy.  Did you opt for a replacement? They send out replacements promptly.

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what a great day to take a picture

bettyswolloks
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I had a similar looking incident with my K7. Take the battery and card out, open all the covers and place it on top of the fire in the living room, place it with the body cap loosely covering the lens mount, lie it facing up so that any moisture can evaporate up wards. Leave it for about 3-4 days, dont be tempted to put the battery in as this can cause more damage. I left mine for around 4 days like this and when I powered it up the rear lcd fogged up instantly so I left it longer.Now the most important bit.....

CONTACT THE SELLER ASAP!!

They should replace it. Pentax eventually gave me a brand new K7 even though I had bought a 2nd hand unit from SRS Microsystems in the UK.

The sooner you get it sent back the sooner you'll get a replacement. Penatx need to know that this is happening so get it back to 'em asap Mate/

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ozdean
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Return it for a replacement ASAP

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Mike Hiran
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How frustrating! Getting a new toy and not being able to use it is no fun.  And then dealing with the exchange process... but at least Amazon is great to work with.  I had a pair of walkie talkies that died prematurely and they next day aired the replacement BEFORE I had sent the defective one back.  Really awesome service...

I've not been unlucky with my pentax WR stuff... I've had qty 2 k10's, a k20, k7 and a k5 and all have survived lots of rain (I live in the NW afterall).  Pentax and/or Amazon will swap it out no problem I'd think.  Hopefully this is not a trend, but I haven't read of many k30 WR failure's so far.

Good luck!  Hope all goes smoothly and better the 2nd time around!

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gooseta
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Yea status update the camera should arrive at amazon today for replacement I sent it one day. @Photobutton I bought into pentax because of they have the best aps-c dslrs out there and I like the way there going with the k series and the 5iis, also they have better glass for less

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simbon4o New Member • Posts: 8
Re: K-30. Why u die.

Looks like K30 is not that WR after all. There are other cases like this one. My K30 in the moment is like this:

This dust is from 1 month use, never tried water yet. Looks like I'm going to use my K200 for a long time in specific conditions. The local service said to me that I must pay for cleaning, the dust is because I'm not using WR lens and opening the SD card slot in dusty conditions makes it suck dust inside :D. I'm glad I didn't tried it in rain or snow...

After all - very disappointed from Pentax! Looks like QC is not like in old times!

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