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Optio M20 Camera: Press on/off button to power up camera, the camera opens the lens cover, turns on a red led inside the lens, cycles the lens out and back in,then makes about 5 little popping noises. The back screen shows Pentax Optio screen for a second, then then the screen displays the word Auto Picture in the center of the screen and Green Mode at the bottom and at the same time it cycles the lens out and in. And for a brief moment in the back ground of the screen you can see the picture start to clarify the camera beeps three times and shuts off.

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I got it!!! on my cam i hold down the menu button at the same time power on, it will showup a " ver 1.00" and lens move a little maybe u have to do it 2 times but second time it should work

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Maybe.
But it does seem to be a lens problem. Possibly the lens is out of sync as mentioned in another post here.If there is a grinding, the lens is probably damaged by dirt or sand.
Make sure the batteries or battery is fully charged.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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