Pentax K100D Problems

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    My K100D has been having a problem. If I hold the button down halfway to auto-focus, the flash tries to stay on like a flashlight until I let up or take a picture. I already broke the flash once as I wasn't sure what was happening. Luckily, the $200 repair was covered under warranty. Now I have it back and it is having the same symptoms. Could my flash setting be too high (is this even adjustable on my camera?) Thanks for the help.
     
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    is it dark? If it is, that's the autofocus assist. If not, something is busted.
     
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    Exactly, if you are in a poorly lit area, the flash will "assist" auto focus by illuminating the scene. If it does this in a brightly lit area, then something may be wrong.
     
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    it wasn't very dark, maybe slightly. and it flickers when it comes on. when the bulb actually popped (and nearly made me deaf) it was bright out though.
     
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    That's never good! I would try to return it for another one. ASAP!
     
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    WOW! Yeah definitely return or exchange it if you can. If not, check for firmware updates.
     
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    ok, ill send it back in. they said the next step was to send me a new camera anyway. the warranty goes for a year after the service it so i have a while. i will try to do it soon.
     
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    Let's hope they can resolve it for ya, but I still think it may just be a focus assist. Does it do this in good lighting? I have a K110D which is the same as the K100D minus shake reduction, and in lower light it will do the same thing sometimes.
     

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