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Optio S4i will not turn on?

I have been out and bought a new charger and 2 new baateries for my Optio S4i, and the battery's are working fine, but when I try to turn on my camera, the light stays green for about 15 seconds, it beeps then turns off? Screen doesn't light up and nothing else moves?
Any suggestions would be really helpful, thanx

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  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2008

    my digital camera has the same bug... i turn it on, it beeps and then it's turning off. If i press and hold the on button the camera beeps and enters in the recordings, but when i try to enter in photo mode the camera closes...

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2008

    Same issue with mine. The lens extends, beeps, shuts down.

  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2008

    Any time I turn it on the light just goes on for 3 seconds than makes a beep sound than turns off.

    What do I do.

  • exton21 Feb 06, 2009

    I have the same problem with the Pentax S41, bought secondhand and has not been dropped ect, press on off button, lens extends, screen activates 4 beeps, then the lens retracts and the camera switches off.
    Any ideas anyone

  • joehurst May 22, 2009

    I have a optio S4i digital camera when i try to turn on my camera
    the light stays green for about 5 seconds then turns off
    nothing else moves
    can you help me.thank you.



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Your problem is part of the dreaded A90 error code these cameras get. My camera had this last year and updated firmware cured it till this month when my wife let the battery go dead and the problem returned, but firmware update won't fix it this time around.Go to Pentax site and download new firmware for camera. Follow instructions that come from Pentax on the download to install software. Its pretty easy. These are cheap cameras as far as Pentax is concerned. They only work for about 2 years, based on other users and my experience. Good luck

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