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I have bought a gazillion rechargable batteries all work fine but the camera will not operate as it says the batteries are depleted but they aren't what the hell is the problem here and how do I fix it!

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Hi there - I just experienced this problem with a Pentax Optio S30 (it appears to be pretty common). The fix I discovered (that works), is to insert your batteries (make sure they're fresh), and then press and hold the "on" button plus "Menu" button, together at the same time. Hold until the firmware resets (a message will pop up on screen and the camera will reset). This is how you reset the firmware (like a computer reboot) on this camera. You may want to check how to this on other models if different. Voila! It works again for as long as the batteries are in and operational. Also note that in my case, if the batteries are taken out, I have to go thru the reset process again, but at least I have the camera back up and running. Hope this helps others!!

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Dear sir,
best way to check the camera is install ALKALINE BATTERY & TEST BACKUP , many times rechargeable batteries didnt get chraged properly .. IF it gives error on new alkaline battery or very low back up then check camera bateery terminal for any dirt, rust ..if found clean it ..even it will not work then get it repaired by technician

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    Sorry but it is brand new and hardly taken any photos or been subjected to any kind of dirt or dust or otherwise. It's new! Just out of the box! Every battery I use burns up in a second. I just bought a set of super powerful rechargable batteries and they too burn up. I've heard this about Pentax ditigal cameras I wish I knew before buying this. I will NEVER buy another Pentax product in my life and I will certainly be sharing the good bad word of mouth advertising!

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