Question about Pentax IQZoom 928 35mm Point and Shoot Camera

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Flashing HI Until a few months ago my 928's given great pics. Then, midway thru a roll, HI starts flashing. Results: on/off switch, zoom [seems stuck] nothing works but HI keeps flashing. Read in manual that it could mean a major defect. Need to know before I take it in for repair. Also, how do I get the roll out safely to try and save the exposed film? Thank you.

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  • bill_nave Aug 03, 2008

    Removed the battery, then put it back in, and display changed from
    "Hi" to "1".
    But, I'd already taken about 8 pictures on a roll of 24.
    So, now, if I try to get the shoot any more pictures, I'm afraid that I'll
    double expose and ruin the pictures that I've already taken.
    How do I advance the film to the end, so I can remove it from the
    camera, and save the pictures I've already taken?


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First, remove, the battery, and then reinstall it.
This will change the "Hi" to "0" temporarily.
Then do the following:

How to safely unload a partially exposed roll:
Follow the procedure described on page 21 of
your operating manual.
1. Turn the main switch ON, and hold down the drive button for more than 3 seconds. A roll rewind symbol appears, and a dot
starts blinking on the LCD panel, indicating that the mid-roll film rewinding mode has been set.
2. While depressing the drive mode button, depress the shutter release button. Film rewinding starts. When a roll of film is rewound to its end, the motor stops, and "O" blinks, indicating that the back cover may be opened safely.

By doing this, I was able to save my partially exposed roll.
However, the camera still needs to be repaired.

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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