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Camera turns on, then right back off

At first, I assumed that it was just a dead battery, as I've had the camera a few years and haven't needed to buy a new one. The same thing happened when I tried to use the camera after charging the battery. So I bought a new rechargeable battery, charged it, and the camera STILL doesn't work. It turns on long enough to display the Pentax logo on the screen, then shuts back off. Very frustrating!

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I ended up calling Pentax Customer Service, who told me that this indicates an internal problem with the camera. So, I sent it to Pentax to get it fixed. I'm told turn-around time is usually 2-3 weeks, and that I'll be called with a cost estimate before repairs are made. My fingers are crossed!

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