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I have a pentax mz-50 camera, I have put batteries in and the camera is still flashing as though the batteries are in need of replacing, the film will not load or do anything else, please help. I have used batteries from two different shops and they are energiser, it it can't be the batteries that are the problem thanks

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Try lithium batteries. If that does not solve your problem, then your camera system board has shorted out.

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I assumed that you loaded a fresh battery set and with correct polarity ,otherwise it does give such signal.
If you have the user manual,please check the other alternatives on trouble shooting section.
If you do not have a user manual you can visit the site below where instruction manual copies for Pentax,
www.pentax-manuals.com

It's not an official site, but the manuals for downloading are better quality copies and in color
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http://www.bluemooncamera.com/services.php

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