Having problems with your Pentax Digital Cameras ?
How do I use the self timer on my Pentax K-x?
You aren't supposed to leave the timer cocked for long\012periods, probably because it could wear out the timer spring (similar to the\012reason you aren't supposed to store the camera for long priods with the shutter\012cocked).
I thought that you set the timer by rotating the timer lever\01290 degrees or more counter clockwise (when looking at the front of the camera).\012The further you rotate the timer, the longer it will run. Moving the timer\012lever exposes the start lever underneath the timer. Pulling the timer lever\012counter clockwise (it starts out pointed straight up) will start the timer, and\012putting the start lever back in it's original position will stop the timer.
\012\012Once the timer is stopped it is possible to take a\012picture by releasing the shutter normally, the timer can be restarted, or the\012timer can be reset for a longer time. After the timer is stopped it should be\012restarted and allowed to count down to zero before the camera is stored. I'm\012almost certain that the timer can only fire the camera if the shutter is\012already cocked, so it is safe to release the timer and let it run down any time\012that the camera is not cocked.\012\012
\012Good luck and do rate the solution if helped
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