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Help me i've fallen and cant get up

I dropped my camera the other day on the floor at Big Lots...Now it won't turn on.  Took the battery out and back in a few times.  everytime i do the green "on" light will come on for a second but then it goes off.  There is no visual sign of the body being cracked so i dont know why it would be destroyed...can you help!

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  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2008

    Same problem, but I don't remember abusing it.

  • underwatergi Apr 19, 2008

    I dropped my camera and it turns on for about three seconds the turns off. The only thing that pops up is the last mode that I had it in. I took out the batt and memory card out and back in hoping that would work. Nothing changed : ( HELP!!!

  • bummerdude Apr 06, 2009

    Same thing dropped it and now it turns on for a few seconds then turns back off. My theory: I think the lens got off track after the fall. Now when the camera turns on and tries to focus it realizes something is wrong and turns itself off. Anyone have an easy fix or solution?

  • John Tripp
    John Tripp Apr 16, 2009

    Yes, same problem. Called Pentax and he told me how to reset the camera. I think he really knew the true answer. Wow, thats alot of camera and cost as much to fix as to buy another. This time I will plan ahead and get one that something as simple as a control board can outlast it's cost......JT

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After a long study of the dropping the camera problem I am convinced that the camera is poorly designed and that if anyone that cares about quality will plan by studying ratings of various types of cameras they plan to buy and by many companies that offer such advice. (Not Ebay!) Sea Breeze

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Cameras are not made to be dropped but some are more durable and some just get lucky. The case does not have to crack for the camera to not work. Any single internal connection or circuit board may have cracked or come loose. You need a tech person to open it and check connections. May result in buying a new camera, sorry.

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