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Pentax Optio E40 Camera is not responding to the recommended alkaline batteries or rechargeable batteries Says that new batteries are flat

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SOURCE: Optio M20 Beeping

You certainly need to use high capacity Ni-Mah or lithium batteries. Using alkaline would have caused overheating and may therefore have damaged the board. You are right to ask is a repair worth it? Almost certainly the answer is no even if possible. There are usually no spare parts available. Go back to tech support and this time simply report the bare facts -'It wont stay on'. Say nothing about the battery situation. Depending on the age of the device you may be offered a reasonable swap out price.

Posted on Jul 15, 2007

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SOURCE: Pentax Optio W20 digital camera

I found a step by step manual for this operation. I hope it helps you get to transferring movies. http://www.pentaximaging.com/files/manual/OptioW20_pc_web.pdf

Posted on Sep 04, 2007

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SOURCE: I HAVE PENTAX S60 ,WHEN I PUT ALKALINE BATTERY IT WON'T WORK AND JUST SHOW AND ERROR MESAAGE "BATTERY DEPLETED"

I use alkaline batteries in mine. And rechargable NimH batteries.

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Pentax Optio M30 won't turn on!

MY CAMERA WONT TURN ON... I HAVE CHARGED THE BATTERY SO I KNOW IT IS CHARGED...ANYONE HAVE THIS PROBLEM.?
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Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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SOURCE: My Pentax Optio E40 Camera

The built-in memory only has about 8 pictures or so. You have to buy a memory card to insert in the same section where the batteries are inserted.

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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