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Pentax optio e30 lock icon....

Hi, my camera is showing the padlock icon and key, how do i unlock the camera? i am unable to view pictures taken while in this mode, so not sure if im even taking any. ok, thanks.

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  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2008

    my lock icon keeps popping up and i don't know how to unlock it

  • dashrath_pat Jan 22, 2009

    Hi ! My camera shows pad lock icon when we press OK button and if you press menu, it does not respond. There is no menu displayed on LCD

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Have the camera without a manual. Took photos and do not know how to view them



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Yeah had me baffeled too. Press the 'menu' button then the 'trash / green' button, one after the other. It unlocked mine.

Posted on Apr 25, 2008

  • fpahalla Mar 23, 2011

    ive already tried this instruction,..but stil my camera didnt work..

  • Phillip Thorne
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    Are the buttons functioning correctly? Can you test them doing something else? If they are working correctly then your camera has a more serious problem and likely now not worth repairing against the cost of replacing.


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Please show me how thsi can be unlocked. I have tried pressing menu then green button but it does not work. Please give me solution.
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I have faced same problem with my camera too. i tried by pressing menu button and the trash button . it is working ...thx to fixya and the smart people who are running it .

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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