Question about Pentax Optio M20 Digital Camera
My sons camera. Came to me to fix. Press on and lens twists, turns attempts to go in and out but stays in out position. After turning it on it shuts itself down within 3 to 4 seconds. similar problem but the lens stays out when off, goes in when turned on, then comes out again and turns off. It stays out until turned on gain, when it repeats the sequence. None of the solutions posted here on pressing buttons or fiddling with the lense works so far.
Try this...the camera will not work as it is...so try this one.
As you turn on the camera, hold the lens back by putting pressure on it...this may reset the camera lens back to the right position.
Your problem seems to be that the camera lens is out of sync with the rest of the camera system.
Try the above a few times... I had a camera which did the same thing, and by holding back (you can also try to pull on the lens) on the lens as it was turned on, it reset itself....May be worth a try. Be careful, because you can damage the lens with this process.
If the small gears in the lens are broken, then it will not work, and may cause more damage.
The lens is a very delicate mechanism and can be damaged by having it turn on in a crowded area such as a pocket, purse, and so on.
I always say... Treat the camera like eggs and unless there is a failure of electronics or mechanical problem, it will last a long time. Use a soft padded case, and treat the camera like a jewel, and it will give good service.
Too many people treat the digital cameras like they are made very strong by putting them in pockets, purses, crowded areas of other kinds. That will almost insure damage at some time. The LCDs in most digital cameras are easily damaged by slight pressure. The lens as well can be damaged beyond repair by dropping (hold the camera always with the wrist strap), bumping it against a hard object and so on.
Posted on Jul 19, 2008
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