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Pentax espio 738g

When i turn on my camera the zoom lens zooms out then zooms back in and u3 flashes in the display and camera wont take pictures

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  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    Just got a new battery for my 738G, Used for 2 days, and put in new roll of film but now when camera is turned on, out comes the lens and then u3 flashes. when it shuts down or automatically turns off, there is a click noise like a shutter click.

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SOURCE: zoom lens not retracting

May be a bit of grit gas got in. Do not try to manually manipulate it- this will wreck the motor drive. A Vacuum clean suck way have some affect. Certainly contact Pentax Tech Support Team .

Posted on Jul 02, 2007

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SOURCE: Pentax espio 140

subaru662,
can you see the lens in the finder move when you zoom out? if not ,the finder lens is stuck.
if it does move when zooming, see if you have a diopter adjustment wheel or sliding knob near the front lens of the finder. if so adjust the lens to your eye.

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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SOURCE: WHERE CAN I FIND BASIC INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO USE

Hi,

You can download the manual from here http://www.pentaximaging.com/support/manuals-and-literature/

Please note that P3N = P30N

Hope this helps.

Thanks,
Kanu

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Pentax IQZoom 160 and it has error code

If the 'U' disappears when the zoom lever is moved your camera is ready to use. It may be defective if it comes up often.
(IQZoom 160 manual p.49)

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

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SOURCE: I was given a 35mm pentax espio 70 zoom camera

Most documentation is available online. Use the search engine of your choosing to look for:
Camera manufacturer + model + manual
I believe you can find it here:
http://www.pentaximaging.com/support/manuals-and-literature/

Posted on Feb 28, 2011

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subaru662,
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