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Dropped camera I dropped my optio s40 and it was on lens out. Now it says battery depleted..everything works except camera mode. the microphone works and I can also see my pictures...What do I do???

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Re: dropped camera

Try "packing" it like a deck of cards or a pack of ciggs. this will cause it to resync itself with the lens.

you might have to send it in for repair if the lens circuit is off.

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

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E10 and s45 same problem

the batteries needed for the cameras are quite high powered

though the batteries show that they are fuly charged most times they have lost their actual capacity of power storage in them so not being able to supply enough to start the camera best way to test this is to start the camera on preview mode if this works then you will need to buy a new set of rechargable batteries, i would suggest to take batteries in the range of 2000MAh to 2500MAh and

the normal batteries will not be able to sustain long even for normal lens open and retract functions, instead of normal batteries try LR6 varieties (eg: Duracell, Energizer, etc)

Jul 25, 2009 | Pentax Optio S45 Digital Camera

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My pentax m20 optio wont turn on.. it says battery deplete..

Hi there - these are older posts, but I just experienced this problem (it appears to be pretty common). The fix I discovered (that works), is to insert your batteries (make sure they're fresh), and then press and hold the "on" button plus "Menu" button, together at the same time. Hold until the firmware resets (a message will pop up on screen and the camera will reset). Voila! It works again for as long as the batteries are in and operational. Also note that in my case, if the batteries are taken out, I have to go thru the reset process again, but at least I have the camera back up and running. Hope this helps others!!

Apr 21, 2009 | Pentax Optio M20 Digital Camera

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Switching off as if battery is depleted when the battery is newly charged

I called Pentax and they said it's a known problem and the lens needs to be re-synchronized. They said this is usually caused by dust in the lens.

I have to send the camera to : -
Pentax U.K. Limited
Pentax House
Heron Drive
SL3 8P

It's a free repair if you bought the camera less than a year ago o/w they will send you a quote for the repair.

Aug 22, 2008 | Digital Cameras

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Have exactly the same prob, my camera worked for 3 years without any probs, except that the alkaline batteries didn't have a long life...tried rechargeable batteries as well, but since three weeks ago it simply says, "batteries depleted", nothing works, tried everything...sending it to Pentax after the warranty is over is far more expensive than buying a new cam...really sorry for that, but don't think I gonna buy a new Pentax again...

Jan 03, 2008 | Pentax Optio S50 Digital Camera

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Pentax Optio 555 - Fozen with the lens stuck-out

happened to me a couple times & after recharging battery, still stuck, so manually pushed it in when motor was running trying to close it.

Sep 23, 2007 | Pentax Optio 555 Digital Camera

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Depleted Batteries

Clean the contacts in the battery chamber to get to the bottom of the chamber use an eraser on the end of a pencil Also the top contacts. you could also try packing out the contacts on the tops of the batteries to ensure good contact.

Sep 14, 2007 | Pentax Optio S40 Digital Camera

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Automatic retract of lens and camera shutdown after startup

A faulty switch it seems- Repair shop job unless you have some warranty left. Check Pentax technical help team

Jun 03, 2007 | Pentax Optio 330RS Digital Camera

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Can't get my camera to turn on

Try rechargable batteries or Duracell. Other batteries may not have sufficient charge.

Aug 24, 2006 | Pentax Optio S40 Digital Camera

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Optio S40 Battery issues

I've had this problem. The S40 is *really* picky about good connections for the contacts to the batteries. Make sure you use a facial tissue or something similar to wipe off the ends of the batteries to take off as much finger oil or what have you. Then when the batteries are inserted into the camera, spin them around a couple of times to ensure that contacts have a good connection then wipe the tops of the batteries again and close the battery cover. I've had the same problem with NiMH batteries that I've had no problems with *ever* in other digital cameras and game boys. It probably has something to do with the small prongs that pentax uses on the battery contacts.

Sep 08, 2005 | Pentax Optio S40 Digital Camera

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Shutter lens won't go in

If I remember right it takes AA batteries. Correct? Perhaps one of your NiMH AA's is not charged properly. Try it again with two newly charged NiMH batteries. You might also try putting in two newly charged batteries and let it sit for 24 hours and then turn it on. Lastly you might try putting a little pressure on the lens when you turn the power on. I had to do this once with my Optio S4. Hope you can get it figured out.

Sep 08, 2005 | Pentax Optio S40 Digital Camera

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