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Unlock Pentax Optio S5z

My Pentax Optio S5z locks itself somehow. Before it usually unlocked on it's own also. Now it is stuck on LOCK and I am not able to delete pictures, or use the MENU or MODE buttons. I am able to take pictures however. How do I Lock/UNLOCK this camera?????

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  • bsho May 07, 2008

    I bought my s5z used, and the lock just shows a yellow padlock picture when I try to access the menu or other functions. I can just take pictures. How do I change that (unlocking it)?

  • Anonymous Aug 01, 2008

    I have suffered the same auto-lock problem as described in 'RoseAleta's Unlock Pentax Optio S5z problem' and eventually unlocked it by randomly pressing every conceivable button combination. Will try your suggestion first if it happens again.

    Please notify me if a more permanent solution is found



    ian@beswick.co.za

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    Thank you so much! This worked for me too. Being a little tech-illiterate it took a while for me to find the reset option (kept on going down the recording menu, rather than across to the setup menu!) but I got there in the end.

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    MY OPTIO S5Z HAS BEEN LOCKED WITH THIS SOLUTION IT HAS BEEN OPENED

    THANKS BUDDY, IT HAS SOLVED MY PROBLEM THANKS & LOT

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I had the same problem with the exact same camera (Pentax Optio S5Z) that happened the same way. I searched everywhere on the web and finally found this post that didn't have a solid solution. So I started experimenting with different button combinations and finally figured it out.

Hold the OK button while turning on the camera. The screen should indicate that it is in audio record mode. Now press the Menu button and use the navigation keys to find and execute the system reset option.

After turning it off and back on it should function normally.

Posted on May 07, 2008

  • paulclark123 Oct 11, 2010

    For the Pentax Optio W 60 press MODE > TRASH > OK. That worked for me.

  • reynoldsjoan Nov 02, 2010

    That worked for me to on the Pentax Optio W10. Thankss

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Hello
i did have the same issue and i did the exact solution (bsho solution N#2 ) but when hold OK when opening the cam i have the same issue all keys do the same function
can not access to the menu i can only start recording voice
can any one help me out here :(

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Solution #2 worked perfectly! Follow BSHO's solution to the letter. It works! Thanks, man!
Turner

Posted on Dec 16, 2009

Thank you sooo much *bsho* I had this exact same problem on my camera for about 3 weeks ,and it was really making my angry!.. Thank you so much for your solution it worked for me!

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Does anyone know, how to UNLOCK that thing, please? Thank you, regards, Karl from OZ

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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Is the slide switch on the side of the card in the unlocked position? If so, try this...remove the card and the battery...press all the buttons...leave it alone for 20 minutes...insert the card and then the battery...turn it on.

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