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Pentax Optio A30 - turns off when I zoom in

Has anyone else had this problem? As soon as I start to zoom in, the camera just turns off.
I've made sure it's fully charged, so it isn't a battery problem.
Anyone got any ideas on how to fix it?

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  • honkball Feb 12, 2009

    My problem is similar. When I switch on the lens comes out ready for taking pictures for a few seconds and then retracts and camera switches off.
    It did the same around Christmas time, so I thought that it might be a bit cold and damp so I placed the camera near the fire to warm slightly and that solved the problem until now. Really fed up 'cos i use it a lot.


  • lilhassle Apr 12, 2009

    with a fully charged battery I turn the camera on and with in five seconds the lense closes. Any ideas?

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This might sound a bit silly, but as I have posted earlier I had a similar problem As soon as he lens came out ready to take pictures it retracted and turned off. Because i haave decided to buy another camera I held the Optio in my right hand and banged it into the palm of my left hand. No great shock to the camera, but hey presto it now works. Not sure if I can rely on it though......what does anyone else think about this?

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