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Optio S5i timebomb - how to fix it

Mr "life's good" - are you still out there? Last December you suggested replacing a small watch battery under the memory card that causes the camera to self-destruct after a few years (ref: S5i won't turn on in Capture mode, Dec 15, 2006). I have dismantled the thing as far as I can, I think I can now see the battery, but I can't figure out how to release the two orange ribbon cables that fasten the button pad to the rest of the camera. Can you offer further advice? Can anyone else?

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Re: Optio S5i timebomb - how to fix it

Do not attempt to disconnect the ribbons.They are very fiddly to reconnect and are easily damaged.You must bypass the battery(which is always spot welded to the PCB.It is easier to super glue the wires instead of soldering and to make sure you wrap new battery it insulating tape.

Posted on May 02, 2007

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Can I use 4gb memory card in pentax optio s5i support

No. The S5i works with SD cards, which max out at 2GB. It will not work with higher-capacity SDHC cards.

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Can a pentax optio S5i support a 8GB memory card? Do I need to download a driver to support an 8GB memory card/

No the Pentax Optio S5i does not support an 8gb memory card.

8gb would be an SDHD card, the S5i came out before SDHD so it does not support them.

Standard Secure Digital Cards come up to 4GB in size so you could use one of these. The highest standard card I have is 2gb and that is fine in mine.

My S5i locks up if you put an SDHD card in.

The only firmware update that Pentax supply does not effect this, SDHD needs different hardware.

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Optio S5I photo's outdoor are overexposed

Your lens shutter is not closing, causing the overexposure. Your lens will need to be replaced or rebuilt. Sorry.

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I have lost my cd for my optio s5i pentax camera and have a new laptop how can I get another cd or download software so I can transfer photos onto my laptop

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Try taking out the batteries and re-inserting them after some time. If it doesnot work, most probably it is an hardware issue. Take it to the service center.

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Optio S5i - Memory card poor contact

I have never seen an SD card based camera with a memory card contact issue. This doesn't mean thats not whats wrong, however it is more likely that it is the contact between the SD card housing and the board that it is mounted to. Either way these cameras are fairly complex inside and unless you have good mechanical aptitude you might be taking your camera's life into your hands. 100GPB is way high for a minimum labor charge, try to find a provider who will either evaluate it for free or a low minimum labor charge. This repair would cost around 125 US total at my shop. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

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S5i won't turn on in Capture mode

Hi Aunty Edna. I had exactly the same problem with my S5I 4 weeks ago. Went out and bought another camera then decided had nothing to lose by doing heart segury on S5I. Found it has a watch battery soldered to board under memmory card holder which was flat. I replaced that with a similar battery and it fixed the problem. Its not an easy job but if you know someone good with there hands it would take about an hour.Hope this helps. Regards Andy

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Easiest way......check if your camera has a factory default mode. Most devices do. If yes, select it.

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Hi: First of all, with that behavior, your lens are stuck. Probably the problem was on the assembly. Try to disassemble and assemble them again. Regards

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