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Pentax K100D will not power up

When the K100D camera is turned on the battery icon continually flashes and thats it. Nothing works, no LCD screen and can not connect to the PC. Tried fresh batteries with the same issue. Please help

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  • rodtaylor101 Jan 22, 2009

    thanks for the advice. I replaced the rechargables with new disposables and the camera worked fine. I have since replaced the rechargables and they work OK too.

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First make sure you are using fresh lithium batteries. These cameras indicate low batteries quite early on. Rechargeables even when freshly charged are marginal.

If the problem persists remove the batteries. Set the camera switch to the off position. Set the focus switch to manual. Wait at least a minute. Then replace the batteries and switch on again.

Operating with low batteries can confuse the firmware and it may be stuck in a low-battery loop. If this is the case this should reset the camera by allowing the electronics to power-down completely.

If this does not work you wiil have to contact pentax support.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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    Gordon Stalker Jan 23, 2009

    Also some NiMh batteries have an odd discharge curve. (The way the voltage changes as the battery discharges.) They start quite high and rapidly drop to close to the nominal value, they then dip slightly lower for a while, and bounce back before falling again.



    New technology niMh, with low self discharge rates (Eneloop etc.) can show a marked dip in the discharge curve. So a battery which has only been used a little, can drop below the minimum set point for these cameras, and then after a while recover.



    The voltage is also dependent on temperaure, so if your camera signals low voltage unexpectedly early in cold weather, take them out and put them in a pocket for a minute to warm them a little. This should allow them to get past the dip.

  • zeusserg
    zeusserg Jul 25, 2012

    Hello! How reset the camera?

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