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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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Re: Optio S4i will not turn on?

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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