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My Pentax Optio 60 takes great photos. Recently, though, I have not been able to use it because fully charged batteries don't power it up. The lens extends and immediately goes back into the camera.

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  • baskets Aug 07, 2008

    I went out an bought a lithium battery and, after installing the two batteries the camera powered right and stayed on! Thank you. So far so good. How long is the service good for? For only one tech problem?

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Ounds like battery problem to me,try replacing it with new ones ni-mh batteries works best for me

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It does sound like a power problem or perhaps you have the camera set in the wrong mode?

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Remove the battery and then put it back in. After that reset the camera back to factory defaults. Try it now, if that does not work I would suggest you take the camera to an authorized service center as something inside may be stuck

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Have you tried using other type of batteries specially Lithium Ion, i personally would use them long life. anyway aside from batteries, if you hear any noise while gently shaking the camera, it may mean somehing other than dead batteries. you may also want to check on the contacts of your battery chamber, check for rust and other elemets hindering the battry to provide power to the camera.

should you have other questions, just let us know.

hope this helps - voodoomox

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