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Old Sep 5, 2008, 4:37 PM   #1
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I can't believe it.:angry: today I put my kit lens on the camera to take some test shots…
Auto focus went wacky, the green button chooses wrong f:stop and shutter speed,
AE-L button does not work, AF button does nothing and the camera refuses to take pics with the SAF CAF MF switch in the SAF position. It will shoot in CAF position but shoots before the auto focus is set. In MF position, it works like it's supposed to.
Not sure what Samsung is going to do about it yet. I called and spoke with a lady today and requested a refund. This is the third camera in 6 months, how many time do I have to send it back before I get a good one? She said to fax her the invoice and she'd research the matter and get back with me on Monday. I'm starting to regret buying the Samsung.:-x
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Old Sep 5, 2008, 5:03 PM   #2
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I can't believe it.:angry: today I put my kit lens on the camera to take some test shots…
Auto focus went wacky, the green button chooses wrong f:stop and shutter speed,
AE-L button does not work, AF button does nothing and the camera refuses to take pics with the SAF CAF MF switch in the SAF position. It will shoot in CAF position but shoots before the auto focus is set. In MF position, it works like it's supposed to.
Not sure what Samsung is going to do about it yet. I called and spoke with a lady today and requested a refund. This is the third camera in 6 months, how many time do I have to send it back before I get a good one? She said to fax her the invoice and she'd research the matter and get back with me on Monday. I'm starting to regret buying the Samsung.:-x
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I can only say how sorry and sad I feel for your continuing bad luck with the cameras GW. Even though mine is at present at Pentax for a repair, I still love my K10D. Here is hoping they can solve your problem.

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Old Sep 5, 2008, 5:49 PM   #3
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Hi GW,

Is it possible that one of your lenses (or maybe a flash gun) might have some kind of intermittant internal short that fries your camera bodies after some use? I don't know enough to say how this can happen, but your troubles seem to defy normal odds, so I'd be looking at some other common denominator.

Or maybe it's a procedural thing. Do you normally shut down the camera before changing lenses or mounting a flash? -- I have my cams set for 3 sec meter and 1 min shutdown, so it's always powered down (at least for the most part) when I change lenses.

The first time was obviously a case of the body being physically damaged, but the subsequent problems have been problems with the electronics IIRC.

. . . just trying to think outside the box. . .

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Old Sep 5, 2008, 6:10 PM   #4
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I agree with Scott, there must be something going on here that is taking out your electronics. Are you using a off brand flash that is not designed for this camera?

How about a TC with the wrong contacts that is shorting things out?

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Old Sep 5, 2008, 10:40 PM   #5
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Urrr - that is bad news!

To add to Tom and Scott's thinking - what lens was on the camera you dropped? Are you still using it? I wonder if that lens could be damaged somehow and what's causing the electronics in the new camera to short out? Though flash would be the first thought - too high of a trigger voltage can fry the electronics of a camera. Maybe not the first couple of times you use it, but later on.

I sure hope you sort it out.
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Sorry to hear, hope you get it working.
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Old Sep 6, 2008, 8:27 AM   #7
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So Sorry To Hear about the Camera. FWIW I agree with the others, maybe you have another issue Going on thats causing these failures

Best of luck


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Old Sep 6, 2008, 5:20 PM   #8
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Well guys,
I was thinking the same thing. The first body was sent in only after I dropped it but, I was starting to get the idea that it wasn't working correctly just prior to that. This being my first SLR, I didn't know what to expect from it so I thought it was me instead of the camera. The first day I had it I remember having trouble taking pics in full auto mode. The camera refused to shoot, had to turn it off then on again then put the lens switch in MF position to get it to work. Then later it seemed fine. Then I bought a SMC-A 50mm f:2 and it would do the same thing. (some of the time) :-?I haven't used that lens on body #2 or #3
The lens I had on the cam when I dropped it was the Phoenix 100-500mm. I used it on body #1 and 2 but not on #3.
The external flash I'm using is the Pentax 540 and it seems to be ok but, how can I check it out?:-?
The tele converter I'm using is a Vivitar 2X (A). I‘ve used it on #1 & #3 but not #2.
The Tokina 28-200mm (A) I used quite a bit on #2 & #3 not #1.
The other lenses I‘ve used are all manual so they wouldn't be shorting anything would they?:-?
So, with that information, can anyone narrow it down as what might be going wrong?
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and thanks for everyone's concern.:bye: I appreciate you all!

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I have no idea what could be causing this but man, that really sucks. I wonder if your replacements have been refurbs that others sent back before you, where the technician thought he had the problem repaired but actually did not?

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Old Sep 6, 2008, 9:10 PM   #10
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I have no idea what could be causing this but man, that really sucks. I wonder if your replacements have been refurbs that others sent back before you, where the technician thought he had the problem repaired but actually did not?

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Yes, they were refurbs. And that's one of the points I'll be making to Samsung, how long do I have to keep doing this before I get a good camera?! :?

I haven't talked with many GX10 users but, I think it's the same as the K10d and if it were that prevalent of a problem I'd think we'd hear plenty about it here. As far as I know, the GX10 and the K10d are built the same with the exception of a couple extra f stops in between what the GX10 has.:-?
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