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Digital camera I have a digital camera (Pentax Optio A10) and just recently the camera stop working. Every time I turn on the power button, the lens zoom out and a few seconds later the camera will turn off, and the lens will come back in. I bought a new battery thinking it help, but it still does the same thing. The camera is not even 2 years old yet and I paid over $300 for it. HELP?!?!

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  • lewis70 Jun 03, 2008

    roxy girl, mine does the same thing, i contacted pentax and they said it was in the camera and i could send it to them and have it repaired. of course my warranty is gone. seems like they are not to dependable...

  • roxygirl_123 Jun 28, 2008

    Thank you

  • coachbkr Aug 06, 2008

    I turn the camera on the Pentax optio screen shows up then the screen goes blank the lens goes back in and the camera shuts itself off.

    No steps taken yet because I want to know what to do.

  • mom4kwk Aug 11, 2008

    I have a Pentax Optio A10. Great little camera for about 3 months. Then one day it turned on and then the screen went white. The camera shut itself down with zoom lens out. I charged the battery and waited a little while. It took a few more pics and then did the same thing again. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I havent tried a new battery yet.

  • ajmitri Jan 28, 2009

    hi surfon,
    I also have the same problem and would like to try your idea.  I tried to take it apart and could not get the front plate off.  could you tell me if there is a 'secret' clasp there or something that you found.
    thanks

  • slicktick Feb 19, 2009

    I can turn on my A10. The zoom lens extends. It makes 3 light beeping sounds. The zoom lens goes back to the closed position and the A10 shuts off. The camera is 2 years old and has worked fine since I got it. This is it's first problem. Help!

  • savathemoney Mar 25, 2009

    My camera is now functioning correctly, cannot believe Pentax would release a camera with this issue. Will never buy their cameras ever again.

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I had almost similar problems with my A10 from day one. The camera shuts down before the battery is depleted, most of the time while I was operating the zoomlens. I bought a new battery, but that didn't solve it. Later I decided to take it apart as a last option. As my suspicion was the zoomlens I took out two crews of the motor that operates it. Now the motor has a bit more space to move. It seemed to be too tight against the gears so it could cause an overload. After that it worked perfectly. I made pictures for hours without having the same fault again. Be carefull too make notes where all the tiny screws belong of the casing. And maybe it will be enough to just loosen the motorscrews, but leaving them out will not make it fall out of it's place. I hope someone can use this information.

Greetings, Ron Timmermans.

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

  • surfron Aug 14, 2008

    Here's a picture with the postions of the screws on it.

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