Having problems with your Pentax K200D Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens ?

I have a Pentax K200D and I dropped it from less than a foot high on a rock (archaeological site) and now it won't take any new pictures. I can see the old pictures, I can see the menu and info but when I chose an option (like manual or sports) the information does appear on the screen. Also, when I take a picture, it seems to focus right, take the picture, but when I visualize it, it is completely dark... Finally, the flash won't come out if I press the button. Please help me!! :S Thx


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Any kind of impact can damage any digital camera. The internal components can be damaged beyond repair, the lens system can also be damaged to the point the camera will not even turn on, except for an error of some sort. Cables can be shaken loose, or broken, contacts can be altered.
This is one of the main reasons I always tell people to use the wrist or neck strap, that is what it is for, to save your camera. Use a padded case or bag to help to keep the camera safe. Better safe than sorry.

Okay, let us see what we can do. Go to the menus and set all that you can to factory settings. Or use the reset, if there is one to set all to factory settings.
If you cannot get the camera to work right, then the camera needs repair.
Pentax may have a trade-in or trade-up program like Nikon and Canon has. Go to their website contact the repair department for further information. Because it had had damage due to your use, it may not have any warranty, if still available.
Another option would be to sell the camera on a site such as Ebay as repair, or fixit camera. I have no idea what it is worth when sold like that, it can vary according to the one who is willing to buy it for parts.


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