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Switching off as if battery is depleted when the battery is newly charged

My camera, optio wp, purchased last year in new york switches on and almost immediately gives a battery bleep and switches off even with different fully charged batteries that work my wife's optio W10 camera ok???

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  • silvestrinir Sep 24, 2008

    I go to turn on my Pentax, the lens extends, then promptly shuts off with the lens extended. Also, the only way to get the camera to turn on at all is to drop it on it's back. WTF?!

  • Anonymous Oct 01, 2008

    I have the same problem.



    I called Pentax and they said it's a known problem and the lens needs to be re-synchronized. They said this is usually caused by dust in the lens.



    I have to send the cameras to : -

    Pentax U.K. Limited
    Pentax House
    Heron Drive
    Langley
    Slough
    SL3 8P



    It's a free repair if you bought the camera less than a year ago o/w they will send you a quote for the repair.

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I called Pentax and they said it's a known problem and the lens needs to be re-synchronized. They said this is usually caused by dust in the lens.

I have to send the camera to : -
Pentax U.K. Limited
Pentax House
Heron Drive
Langley
Slough
SL3 8P

It's a free repair if you bought the camera less than a year ago o/w they will send you a quote for the repair.

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

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