Question about Pentax OptioWPi Digital Camera
Just for the record...our Pentax Optio WPi, 6.0 MP barely used, turns on--the screensaver displays--then it turns off. We tried our different batteries. That didn't seem to be the issue, especially after reading about similar cases here at Fixya. Yeah Fixya!
We brought the camera back to London Drugs here in Vancouver where we bought it and they said we should bring it to Van Cam for evaluation. $25 to evaluate. Van Cam said they needed to rebuild the lens assembly for $80. Ouch. The camera is practically new and this really bothers me.
I called Pentax Canada. They do answer their phones and there are some nice people there who repeat the same story. Send it to them for evaluation and they will see. But hey, it costs $20 in postage (each way). I lost my cool saying that this seems to be a recurrent problem and I get the feeling that these Pentax's are lemons. Anyway, I did spring for the money to send it in and they fixed it (cleaning) at no charge. (We had used dust-off before, but we weren't able to fix it.
Hope that helps. By the way, my old Cannon Powershot S30 3.2 MP digital takes way better pictures than the Pentax, but it's not as slim.
To clarify, I wasn't looking for a solution--I was sharing the "solution" I received from Pentax directly. It seems that many Fixya users have the same prob.
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
I had the same problem and went to Pentax on line help function. This fixed my problem:
The LCD display is turned off. To turn the display on, Press the OK/Display button in the center of the four-way controller. Pressing this button several times will cycle through the different options and allow you to choose what information is displayed on the LCD screen.
Back to normal.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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