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Battery Light Blinking

Batteries went flat on camera and light started blinking.Replaced with good HD Eveready as that was all that was available at time.Light still blinking and camera won't fire up. Replaced with Duracell Power Pix still nothing.Have used these before without any problems.Tested batteries and have 1.66v in each.Where to from here?

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  • Chris Wood Apr 21, 2007

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    Have since got camera working for no apparent reason, but then batteries went totally flat in one day without any use

  • Anonymous May 29, 2008

    Yep.  Same problem.  If I take the batteries out and then put the same batteries back in, it starts up saying batteries full.   If I try to take a picture, it tells me batteries half, but won't fire.  Then it shuts down and says no batteries.  If I reload batteries, it will repeat the above.  Never had a camera last so little time before needing repair, and I've had dozens.

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I had the same issue and that is why I found this forum. I tried lightly tapping the on off switch and it came back on. I had to reset the date and time, which indicatest that there may have been a short or total depletion, but all is good now.
I couldn't replicate the fault, which is a good thing. So perhaps some dirty contacts around the on-off.

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You have a short circuit somewhere. it colud be the flash capacitor. But what ever it is its beyond the avarage guys scope to fix So into the the repair shop with it. Unless you have some warranty still left. Worth a talk to the Tech Support Team at Pentax

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