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Does not power up

The camera will not power up, when I switch it on, the battery indicator keeps blinking but there is no power, I chage the batteries over 2 times for new ones, but the problem persists, What can i do?

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  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have had this camera for 3 years and it has operated perfectly. Several months ago the camera would only display an empty flashing icon when turned on. If I turned the camera off and then on several times I would get lucky and it would then operate properly. I have tried numerous sets of batteries and cleaned the contacts very well. It is NOT a battery problem. The issue seems to be progressively worse.

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    I have the same problem and have not gotten the camera wet, near the ocean or anywhere else where it could have been damaged. I've tried replacing batteries with brand new ones with no luck. My camera is also a little over 3 years old.

  • thinghappen Apr 30, 2009

    Been back to Pentax 3 times, including once under warranty: they changed the circuit card twice. Used all sorts of AA batteries to try & make the batteries last longer, including separate discharger. (NiCd & NiMH batteries). My friend's camera. Recently started to muck up again after about a year. She dropped it yesterday and has given up on it. Sad story, boo hoo hoo; in the end it's only a thing.



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It does not seem to be the battery, if what you have said is right. I think its a circuit problem within the camera. Cameras are toys that you want to take everywhere you go and one place that the camera does not agree with is the sea atmosphere. the salty wind gets into the camera circuits and eats into them. then they give errors do stuff like this. get it checked and repaired by the company that manufactured it. they will do a good job and also give you a graunttee on it.

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