My Pentax Optio M20 is not working properly. When I turn it on, the camera starts to beep. It will automatically zoom in, then zoom out, and then automatically shuts off. I called up technical support and I was told that the camera needs batteries higher than alkaline batteries to power it. But with the beeping, there may be something wrong with the motor and the lens. Well I used rechargable batteries and lithium batteries and still the same problem... What exactly is going on here? About how much will it cost to get fixed? Is it worth it?
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Re: Optio M20 Beeping
You certainly need to use high capacity Ni-Mah or lithium batteries.
Using alkaline would have caused overheating and may therefore have damaged the board.
You are right to ask is a repair worth it?
Almost certainly the answer is no even if possible.
There are usually no spare parts available.
Go back to tech support and this time simply report the bare facts -'It wont stay on'.
Say nothing about the battery situation.
Depending on the age of the device you may be offered a reasonable swap out price.
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you have a timing problem,the gears for your housing is out of calibration with your focus lens inside of the housing. you must take the camera apart to correct the problem.there is a flywheel type of ajustment in the top of the camera that can be turned to bring the camera back to its reset position. it is bad to keep turning on the camera as this may danage the gear that is out of time.
Found the following on a website about these cameras... http://www.digitalcamerainfo.com/content/Pentax-Optio-M20-Digital-Camera-Review/Modes.htm "The second, and previously mentioned automatic mode, is the Green mode
that restricts the camera controls to two flash settings, three AF
options, zoom, and a self-timer setting. This mode locks out the menu
systems, manual focus, mode menus and other options. It’s definitely
easy to use, as all one can really do is point and shoot."
This may be a internal software confusion problem. If it is, the following may help. Make sure your buttons or dials are not on AUTOMATIC, that appears to set the green mode. I think I would remove the batteries. Next, if the camera has a small battery (similar to the bios battery in computers) remove that as well. Let the camera sit over night. You will need enough time for the capacitors to discharge. Then put the batteries in again, and try.
Maybe. But it does seem to be a lens problem. Possibly the lens is out of sync as mentioned in another post here.If there is a grinding, the lens is probably damaged by dirt or sand. Make sure the batteries or battery is fully charged.
ok have same problem press the power button and and the play> button at the same time. your screen will come on but not lens. then hold the play button down untill lens come out. this will work for you , you may have to do it a couple of times but it will work