Question about Pentax Optio S40 Digital Camera
This is my first time on the site and I'm hoping you can provide me with some assistance since PENTAX is not much help right now. I have a PENTAX Optio S40 digi camera. Anyway, I was replacing some batteries in my camera after my camera decided to die on me while trying to take a picture of something. Usually the lens would go in after shutting it off, right? Well, it didn't. After it said, "Battery Depleted", the lens stayed out. So, I replaced the batteries. I turn it on, and it only has a green blinking light then shuts off. What's going on with it and what do I do about it?? We've owned it for probably about 2 / 2 1/2 years (whenever it came out). --
Posted by Anonymous on
Holding the ok and directional arrows while powering seemed to cure it when this happened to me.
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
If I remember right it takes AA batteries. Correct? Perhaps one of your NiMH AA's is not charged properly. Try it again with two newly charged NiMH batteries. You might also try putting in two newly charged batteries and let it sit for 24 hours and then turn it on. Lastly you might try putting a little pressure on the lens when you turn the power on. I had to do this once with my Optio S4. Hope you can get it figured out.
Posted on Sep 08, 2005
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Depleted Batteries
I had the same problem...
I tried several different types of batteries.
The only one that I found that works is rechargeable batteries.
I am using the ones that came with my Logitech mouse/keboard, so, I just use the mouse to recharge the batteries when needed.
Other rechargeables don't work...
these are :
Ni-MH AA 1400 mAh 1.2 volt
made by L&K
Posted on Nov 23, 2007
you can try contact pentax customer service at that link
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
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If a lens has an "A - M" switch, move it to "M" to manually focus. If the switch
- M " then leave on M/A (unless you're going to be taking several or more in manual mode), as these lenses may be focused manually at any time in either position. As soon as you tap
the shutter button in M/A you return to autofocus.
More advanced lenses, like the 18-200mm, 70-300mm VR and 18-135mm, and any lens with an M/A position, may be focused manually at any time without moving any switches. Leave them in their A or A/M positions.
I hope this helps and good luck!
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