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Pentax Optio M20

My Pentax Optio M20 will not come on even with new alkaline batteries. When plugged into my PC it will not come on either. The technicians think that it is a problem with the capacitors...What must I do? It is less than one year old. However, the store where I bought it claims that they do not cover "power issues". Can you help?

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This kind of problem seems, may only leave one solution and that is to sell it at some site such as Ebay for parts, as is, or repair.

After saying that, you can try a wall transformer made for that camera. If the camera starts with an adapter, it could have a problem in the battery circuit.

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The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.


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http://www.pentax.jp/english/support/download_digital.html

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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.
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