Question about Pentax Optio 50 Digital Camera
I had the same problem with my optio 50 last year. The lense was stuck out, sent it to have estimate, reported to be over $100 to fix. I said NO, and to send camera back. Got camera back with lense still out, no matter what I did, so, what did I have to loose, I tapped a corner of the camera body against a hard surface and VOILA ! the lense retracted and I could use it happily for another year. WARNING!!!!!!!! Here it is a year later and now the camera has black lcd, can display pictures previously taken, with out the comuter. LCD must be ok, but some posted a certain chip problem..oh, well, I had an extra year.....Good luck, you know it is a risk!
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
Its most likely the motor have you tryed pulling it appart then cleaning the motor that might do the trick? if not then you will need to buy a peplacement motor
Posted on Jun 28, 2008
If it is a new[ish] purchase send it back via the seller. It may be an issue with the particular model. Get onto Pentax Tech support Team- See what happens- if it is an issue then a replacement free or at moderate cost may be available. If the camera is older -there will be no economic repair option.
Posted on Jun 21, 2007
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