Question about Pentax Optio S40 Digital Camera
The other day I turned on my camera, it said batteries were depleted, so I went out and got some new ones (AA's) popped them in, still says the batteries are depleted! I bought another brand, and still same problem. Anyone have any suggestions? It's pretty new, haven't had this issue before, and I have changed the batteries a few times already...
Posted by Anonymous on
I've had this problem. The S40 is *really* picky about good connections for the contacts to the batteries. Make sure you use a facial tissue or something similar to wipe off the ends of the batteries to take off as much finger oil or what have you. Then when the batteries are inserted into the camera, spin them around a couple of times to ensure that contacts have a good connection then wipe the tops of the batteries again and close the battery cover. I've had the same problem with NiMH batteries that I've had no problems with *ever* in other digital cameras and game boys. It probably has something to do with the small prongs that pentax uses on the battery contacts.
Posted on Sep 08, 2005
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