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Pentax Optio 330GS its gone blind!

I went to use my little Optio the other day but when I turn it on all it gives is a black screen, Ive tried adjusting every control, the screen is working fine as the menu works, Ive even replaced the firmware with v1.11 but still nothing. It's done it before while on holiday and a quick reset of the camera and it was OK, but this time nothing seems to work! Its almost like there is a lense problem, like an internal lense control is faulty.

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Re: Pentax Optio 330GS its gone blind!

You've probably got something as simple as a ribbon cable loose in the camera. Beware though, dismantling is a serious task unless you have experience. Amazingly the CCD is often connected in such a simple, analog-esqe, way that disconnecting it doesn't cause an error, just a black screen.

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Got my Pentax Optio A10 soaked in the rain today. TOTALLY!


soak and, I mean soak your camera inside and, out in 90% isoprophyl (rubbing) alcohol remove the battery first then after 24 hours dry the camera out using a hair dryer on the warm setting.

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My pentax option A10 turned black on the screen and won't open


Since the screen went black BEFORE the lens retracted, it makes me think this is a main board problem. The only other possibility is that it is the lens assembly, but since it went black BEFORE the lens retracted, I don't think that is it. I can replace the main board for $40, or you can send it to pentax in Arizona, and they will do it for about $90.
The main board is NOT something that I would suggest anyone try to replace as a DIY project. There are too many small screws, and delicate connections to deal with.
You can contact me at: mrfixitmark at comast dot net

If you just want to sell the camera as-is, I also buy all pentax a10, a20, a30, a40 cameras, in any condition.

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I installed driver for my pentax 330gs and its now corrupted and can not be uninstalled, how do i remove it? i have tried removing it from add & remove program, used the software installation remove...


Forget all that. If all you want to do is download your pics from your camera, use a card reader to download to a folder you create on your desktop.

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Compatability


Here is the list from Pentax as to what is compatible under vista:

http://www.pentax.jp/english/support/product_support_os.html

The best way to use is to get a free program from Adobe website or Kodak. That can transfer your pictures from your camera to your computer.

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Flash hi, good day. Please help me with my digital camera, when i'm taking a picture at night or in a dark palce, my optio 330gs wouldn't flash, so, the result is black and even in the screen is...


Check the manual throughly- usually there is a more comprehensive manual on the CD- to ensure all the correct setting are made. Other wise this is a flash failure[lamp or capacitor] Take a look at the Pentex technical support site.

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Pentax Option 330GS problem turning on


Sounds like the images are corrupted on the card. If you have another card then try starting the camera with it. To get the card working again, you will need to format it in a card reader with FAT16 format, or try in another camera. If you want the images, you will have to obtain repair software to try to retrieve the images.

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Just had the same problem (black display). I moved my hand in front of it and took pictures of things but nothing happened. Then my girlfriend tried to point it to a lamp, and all-of-a-sudden it kinda woke up from a screensaver or something. So weird, but it worked. Perhaps it needs enough light in order to start using the display and lens. I couldn't take any pictures when the LCD was black. So, try pointing it towards a strong light source before you break your camera.

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