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Lense won't open

I have a Pentax Optio s4, I have been using it for about three years and I never had I problem until yesterday when I ws trying to take some photos. The camara turns on, the green light goes on and the beep sound goes on as well, but the lense does not opens and I do not see anything on the LCD screen. Please help!

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  • yellatori Jan 25, 2008

    Funny that mine did the same this morning just handy with a new born in hospital. It happened after the battery was run very flat. the only time i can get lens to come out is after usb is removed and now menu of zoom read out. once you turn it off and back on the same happens

  • Tin Pants Mar 18, 2008

    Yes I have the same problem.The answer seems to be problematic ie the
    people who fix them require $300.00 deposit, plus whatever cost to take
    it down. The fellow told me it would be cheaper to buy a new one.

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    Ours also did this on our last day of holidays in Spain. We have owned the camera for many years (can't remember how long exactly), and have been more than happy with it up till now. Has anybody come up with a solution to this problem as yet?

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I had the same problem after letting the battery run very low. when i turn the power on, the camera beeps and turns off after a few seconds, the lens would not extend. i took it to a shop in china and they fixed it for about $25USD. i had the camera for 5 year now but it was worth $25 to get it fixed.

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