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Pentax Optio W30 Won't "Open" correctly

After ON is pressed camera is supposed to open at a screen where I select date-time-language. It does not and there is nothing in the manual to help. Manual simply assume camera will open to correct page. Manipulation of 4way controller is no help; it suggests only different focus modes.

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Re: Pentax Optio W30 Won't "Open" correctly

Does the camera switch on at all? Can you proceed with other normal operations? Is there in the manual a reset option?

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on Apr 16, 2009 | Pentax Optio W30 Digital Camera

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Date has reverted back to2006

Press Menu and select the Setting Menu. Navigate down to "Date Adjust" and press Right-arrow, and the Date Adjust screen will appear. Navigate around and change the settings. Press OK when done.

If you've misplaced your manual, you can download one from the manufacturer's web site at

Feb 03, 2010 | Pentax Optio M20 Digital Camera

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Can the date be printed on the photos?

Hi, I found this on the Pentax website.
It looks like you cannot print the date directly from the camera but you can do it using other options.
q.gif How can I print the date on my pictures? a.gif You can print the date on your picture using a DPOF compatible printer or at a printing service or by using the provided software ACDSee for PENTAX.

Feb 01, 2010 | Pentax Optio S50 Digital Camera

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No date print on photo

This is how to print the photo with the date on.

Go to the playback mode and choose the photo to print.
Press the down arrow on controller.
The mode palette appears.
Use the controller to select DPOF.
Press the OK button.
Use the up/down arrows to select number of copies.
Press the OK button to print.

Hope this helps, it is well hidden!

Jan 07, 2010 | Pentax Optio S6 Digital Camera

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How to set the date on my Pentax Optio 30???

Had same problem, it has taken me ages!
If you have the book, see page 83:
1)Playback mode: 4 way controller up X2
2)L or R to choose number prints
3) Down, then L or R to select date on or off
4 Press ok

Or for single print, similar see page 85


Jul 26, 2008 | Pentax Optio W30 Digital Camera

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Dark LCD screen

I have a sony cybershot DSC-S650, the LCD was very dark and could not see anything except if I pointed it at a bright object, everything else worked ok. I could take pictures but could barely see them in playback as well.

I took it to Sony authorised repair outlet and was told the CCD was damaged, they charged me USD $55 to repair it (in Quito, Ecuador)

Jan 11, 2008 | Pentax Optio W30 Digital Camera

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Managing the Time and Date

I have found the answer to the date problem. The date is hidden and will not show up unless you insert it during printing. When printing in ACDsee select print image, then click on the CAPTION tab, and de-select the box the says "insert date at lower RH corner" or somthing like that. Once it is de-selected it will stay off untill you select it again. By the way you can look into the camera with Microsoft explorer, or any program to copy or open the picture. In my case it is "drive G". I opened Photoshop and drilled down into the camera through drive G, and was able to open the photo without any special dedicated program.

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