Any Bright Ideas?

P. J. Alling webstertwentysix at
Wed Jan 8 22:01:21 EST 2020

I don't know if this will help or not but there's a posting on the 
Pentax Fora on K-3 debug mode.

I'll tell you two things, firstly, be careful you could brick the 
camera, secondly, when my K-5II was behaving err. badly, I found the 
debug mode for that camera and enabled it, (it's different than the K-3 
is all I remember), and without a manual it was singularly unhelpful.  
Heck for all I could tell it would have been singularly unhelpful if I 
had a repair manual.

Good luck no matter what you do.

On 1/8/2020 7:22 AM, Alan C wrote:
> For the K3 boffins:
> I have been given a K3ii body. It was apparently "sprayed" by a wave 
> at the coast. Unfortunately the mirror stays down (I can move it up 
> manually so it is not stuck) & AF doesn't work with a screw drive or 
> HSM lens. If I select LV, the screen is black because the mirror is 
> down. Because of the mirror problem, the shutter won't fire. All other 
> functions seem to be OK. I can make any adjustmets in the menus & can 
> view images already on an SD card. I reset the camera to defaults 
> which didn't help. The camera still has the original firmware.
> Alan C
Any idiot can shoot with a Canon, Nikon, or Sony, it takes a special kind of idiot to use a Pentax.

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