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Digital camera problem

When I try to turn on my camera the lens do not open and the letters A90 appear on the LCD screen. This happend after I took a picture when the battery was very low. I was able to download pictures from the camera and while the power was still on I pulled out the mini USB and the lens did come out but noting changed the A90 was still there. So the question is what is the matterand is it worth fixing?

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Re: Digital camera problem

Only Pentax Technical Help support team wil be able to tell you what A90 means There may be a FAQ for that camera on the site - have you looked?

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