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Camera won't turn on

My husband used the wrong charger with my Pentax istd (L) camera. The voltage was higher then should have been used. Now it won't even turn on!

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  • tinaf Mar 19, 2009

    Dear Geowelch,

    Thank you for your solution. I have tried new batteries. I have searched for a technician, however I am told that I must send my camera in for service and pay a minimum of $250.00 for the repair.

  • tinaf Mar 20, 2009

    Dear Geowelch,

    Thank you so... much for taking the time to help me.

  • khfireman Apr 26, 2009

    I also have a Pentax *ist DS Digital Camera that will not turn on. I put in new batteries & the only thing that happens when I turn it on is the battery symbol flashes like it has a low battery. Can anyone help?

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Have you tried a new battery? If that doesn't work the main board may be fried. Take it to a service technician, preferably one who will give you a free estimate.

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  • geowelch Mar 19, 2009

    You may be out of luck then. I don't know where you are located but in Toronto where I live, you could replace the camera for the price of the repair.

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