Think it crashed

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    Noticed over the last couple weeks the auto focus on my k30 seemed to be searching a lot and some of the shots this week have been less than sharp. Tonight shooting in low light suddenly started making a squealing noise and wouldn't stop. Had to pull the battery to make it stop. Now it won't even atempt to focus. Any ideas?


     
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    Return for repair!
     
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    That's what I was afraid of. Since it's out of warranty I'm concerned that it might not be cost effective. Might be better to upgrade body.
     
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    Haven't explored all the repair options, but thru the Pentax center it appears the minimum charge is $206. Guess they're going the way of so many other tech products - disposable
     
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    Not sure what's going on with your K30. But there is manual focus- or catch-in-focus (a wonderful feature)...
     
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    Started making squealing noise when it tried to auto focus. That was followed by loud grinding/squealing noises. Had to pull the battery to make it stop. Now auto focus is dead. I think I can still use it on manual and everything else works, but I haven't had time to takes some test shots.
     

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