Pentax Optio W10 Digital Camera Logo

Question about Pentax Optio W10 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Pentax Optio WP

I press the on/off button and the camera makes a small whirring noise then the screen saver comes on for a few seconds and then goes off. None of the other buttons respond. The battery is freshly charged and I've downloaded the pix I had taken. Any suggestions?

Posted by slyver on

  • 1 more comment 
  • stucker1848 Dec 01, 2007

    I have the same problem. How was it remedied?

  • mbinzley Jul 19, 2008

    I also have the same problem with my Pentax Optio WP. It had not been in the water recently and I had just finished taking a bunch of pictures. Turned the camera off. About 5 min later I turned it on again to take more pictures and I got the whirring noise, a series of beeps and then it turned off. Is there any hope of getting this camera repaired or is it time to buy a new one?

  • mark361 Nov 02, 2008

    Same here. Dropped while on holiday in Dublin. Whirring noise, then nothing. Have read that it'll cost more to repair than bought for originally. Very disappointed. Won't buy Pentax again and will tell others to stay clear - it was less than two years old

×

Ad

2 Answers

Anonymous

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 2,985 Answers

This suggests the lens motor/gearing has failed- I guess other aspects of the system wait for the lens to extend before coming active - possibly due to the waterproofing system. You can only go back to Pentax with this problem.

Posted on Aug 25, 2007

Ad

albert0000

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I have the same problem this morning.
I turn it off, than bang it to my keen, because i really not happy.

ha ! it work, however after turn off, it sometimes appear again
:@(

not a good machine, but you may try especially you have no choice during your honey moon.

Posted on Mar 16, 2008

Ad

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

0helpful
1answer

My optio s10 ..as I switch on the lensa is working well, in lcd i see nothing , it's focus...but only black lcd i got every shot the shutter .

Many cameras have a button that switches the lcd screen off. Is there a chance that you may have pressed it by accident? it will be a button with a picture of a box with a vertical line either side of it or LCD/VF written on it. try finding that button and press it once, the screen should come on after a few seconds. If this doesn't work then I suspect there is a fault with the camera.
Good luck.
1helpful
1answer

Camera will not stay on

the first thing i'd try is charging the battery up,it could be as simple as that.
1helpful
1answer

Pentax Z10 won't turn on.

Press and hold the playback button for 2 seconds. The camera should turn on and be in playback mode. Switch to Camera Mode by opening the from slider cover. Hope that fixes it. See Pentax Z10 Manual Page 34.
http://www.pentaximaging.com/files/manual/OptioZ10.pdf
Cheers Jon. Sydney Australia.
0helpful
1answer

Optio M20 Camera: Press on/off button to power up camera, the camera opens the lens cover, turns on a red led inside the lens, cycles the lens out and back in,then makes about 5 little popping noises. The...

i got it!!! on my cam i hold down the menu button at the same time power on, it will showup a " ver 1.00" and lens move a little maybe u have to do it 2 times but second time it should work
1helpful
1answer

Pentax optio m20 .. on-off immdly

i got it!!! on my cam i hold down the menu button at the same time power on, it will showup a " ver 1.00" and lens move a little maybe u have to do it 2 times but second time it should work
1helpful
2answers

Pentax Optio M20: won't work.

ok have same problem press the power button and and the play> button at the same time. your screen will come on but not lens. then hold the play button down untill lens come out. this will work for you , you may have to do it a couple of times but it will work
1helpful
2answers

Pentax Optio T10 turning off immediately

My optio t10 did basically the same thing...turned on, lens goes out, then automatically shut off. I took the advice of a solution listed here for another problem...hit the camera. For whatever reason it worked.
0helpful
3answers

Cannot turn on my Optio S

When I have that problem I replace the bettery with my spare and I recharge the battery that came out. Works every time. Maybe your battery is worn out and not holding it's charge properly.
0helpful
2answers

Can my pentax optio WP can go underwater without a water housing unit? How deep under can it go?

The pentax optio WP can go underwater without a water housing unit. It can only go underwater about 5 ft.
Not finding what you are looking for?

391 views

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Pentax Cameras Experts

Ekse

Level 3 Expert

13435 Answers

David Shaub

Level 3 Expert

2994 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85240 Answers

Are you a Pentax Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...