Question about Pentax Optio M20 Digital Camera
I took the camera on vacation and used it frequently. It was dropped once and now when I turn it on, it won't stay on. The screen says "green mode" and I cannot get it to stay on long enough to change the mode, take pix or anything. What is the problem and can it be fixed? I love the camera and want to use it again.
Found the following on a website about these cameras...
"The second, and previously mentioned automatic mode, is the Green mode that restricts the camera controls to two flash settings, three AF options, zoom, and a self-timer setting. This mode locks out the menu systems, manual focus, mode menus and other options. It’s definitely easy to use, as all one can really do is point and shoot."
This may be a internal software confusion problem. If it is, the following may help.
Make sure your buttons or dials are not on AUTOMATIC, that appears to set the green mode.
I think I would remove the batteries. Next, if the camera has a small battery (similar to the bios battery in computers) remove that as well. Let the camera sit over night. You will need enough time for the capacitors to discharge. Then put the batteries in again, and try.
Posted on Jul 26, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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