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No matter what I do, my camera keeps giving me a "Battery Depleted" message whenever I try to turn it on. It's a Pentax Optio E40, and I've only had it a couple of weeks. It was working fine, but then one day when I tried to turn it on, I got this error. I replaced the batteries, but the error still came. I've checked the orientation of the batteries, tried re-inserting them, etc, but nothing seems to work. Please help! Thank you!

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  • Crikle Apr 08, 2008

    I have the exact same problem with my Pentax camera. One day i tried to turn it on and it just showed this message. It worked perfectly before this! it isn't a very old camera either. It was be a manufacturing fault, because their are a lot of complaints for this problem. great camera BUT a big fault.

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    I have the same damm problem... no matter what it does not work!!

  • Anonymous Sep 03, 2008

    Same problem with Pentax s60, Any ideas?



















  • jules393 Jan 25, 2009

    Battery Depleted message when try to turn on camera. New batteries tried, including rechargables but no luck! From the sound of it it seems like a generic fault with this brand.... i know for next time and certainly won't be getting another pentax....! Anyone fixed it yet or come with alt solution? :-) Thanx

  • TriPAK May 08, 2009

    Yes I had ine for 5 months and it keeps displaying the same error message : "battery depleted " even when I put brand new ones in. There has to be a solution to this problem. someone please help

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I had the same problem and checked the manual. If you haven't used the camera in a while and there were either no batteries or dead batteries in it, put in new batteries, keep it off, and WAIT a few minutes. Then try to turn it on. This helped with Pentax Optio E40.

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