Having problems with your Pentax *ist DL Digital Camera ?

I have a Pentax *ist DL2 camera, which I bought second hand on ebay, but from a very lovely, recommended seller, so he wasn't having me on. But recently, every button I press seems to set the shutter off and it makes the clinking sound as if your taking a photo. However no photo is taken and the LCD screen is constantly **** on, although not showing any preview or menu. Also, nothing is showing out of the eye-piece so I can take any photos or do anything without the shutter going off when a butt


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Take off the lens and fire off a few shots. Does the mirror flip up? Or is it permanently up? Does the shutter open? Can you see through the lens? This "lovely, recommended seller" may have unloaded his problems on you.
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