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Pentax Optio M20 in Green Mode switches off after turning on

My digital camera Pentax Optio M20 is in Green Mode and it switches off automatically after being turned on. It is not coming out of this Green Mode and I am unbale to take any pictures. Can you please suggest how to come out of this problem.
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  • anilgupta40 Jul 27, 2009

    The solution provided does not help. I have changed the batteries and when I again turn it on, it is going in Green Mode and switches off after 1 minute. No other buttons are working.

  • anilgupta40 Jul 27, 2009

    The solution provided does not help. I have changed the batteries and when I again turn it on, it is going in Green Mode and switches off after 1 minute. No other buttons are working.

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Try to press & hold down the Green button (the trash can button on the bottom right corner) & see if it gets u out of green mode.

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    Annette Collett Feb 01, 2014

    HI, tried holding down the track button, but doesn't fix the problems. Can anyone else suggest what else to try.

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