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Faith Restored: K30 Aperture Motor Failure Resolved

PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:12 pm
by K30
Some members might remember this post I made around this time last year

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2210&hilit=+holiday

and how frustrated I was that Pentax wouldn't acknowledge the problem. Well after I saw a survey on one of the other forums about this issue I decided to write again to Johnsons Photopia who are the warranty front end for Pentax in the UK. In so doing I pointed out the survey and number of internet posts related to the problem and suggested that the honourable thing to do was repair mine; and after inspecting it thats exactly what they have done, camera arrived back today with:

Repaired Shutter Mechanism
Calibrated focussing
Cleaned body parts
Checked, cleaned CCD
Replaced mehanical assembly
General check and test

So despite it taking some time my faith is restored and you may notice my signature no longer refers to this matter. I guess this resolution was partly due to my own persistence but in a large part to the power of the internet as well as the people at Johnsons - credit where credit is due.

I hope this helps anyone else with similar circumstances.

Happy Days!

:cheers:

PS What do I do with a K-30 and a K-S2 ???? :) :) :)

Faith Restored: K30 Aperture Motor Failure Resolved

PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:19 pm
by LennyBloke
I'm really pleased that your perseverance paid off - it's a nice feeling when something you know is right and believe in so strongly works out in the right way - good on ya :thumb:

Faith Restored: K30 Aperture Motor Failure Resolved

PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:57 pm
by ralphhardwick
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Faith Restored: K30 Aperture Motor Failure Resolved

PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:47 pm
by Smeggypants
Cool! :) :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Faith Restored: K30 Aperture Motor Failure Resolved

PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:02 pm
by InFESTation
Nice one, glad you finally got a good resolution :thumb:

Faith Restored: K30 Aperture Motor Failure Resolved

PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:38 pm
by microlight2010
Great pun... ;)

Faith Restored: K30 Aperture Motor Failure Resolved

PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:42 pm
by ronniemac
Good outcome, and nothing less than you deserve!

Faith Restored: K30 Aperture Motor Failure Resolved

PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:50 pm
by Ady1970
Good news. Pleased for you. As to what to do with the K30. I'd say keep it and have say a 18-55 on it. And put something a bit longer on the KS2. No worries about errant dirt when changing lenses then.

Faith Restored: K30 Aperture Motor Failure Resolved

PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:07 pm
by Gravelrash
Image

Faith Restored: K30 Aperture Motor Failure Resolved

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:10 am
by Sgt.Pepper
Well done :thumb:

Faith Restored: K30 Aperture Motor Failure Resolved

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:52 am
by K30
Thanks gents

:cheers: