Question about Pentax Optio S5n Digital Camera
On switch on the lens comes out then after about 1 second the green light around the ON button lights up then 4 bleeps and switch off.
This error code you receive indicates a lens assembly failure when syncronising the inner lens in order to achieve autofocus. The camera detected that the lens are improperly alligned and everytime it starts it will check again to see if the problem has been resolved. If not it will prevent you to take pictures because if the lens are unaligned they can damage themselves or other components when trying to achieve autofocus when taking pictures. This is a protection feature. A "do it yourself" solution is veeery out of the question here (i'm sorry for that) because the lens assembly is a very delicated mechanism. Sometimes service centers use microscopes or very small tools when handling parts of the lens assembly and the calibration of the lens focal distances is made using special devices. If someone or some other peoples from other forums instruct you to try pulling the lens out, or applying pressure on them, please do not to it. Altrough it may present a small chance of realigning a loose component in the lens mechanism, in most cases it will damage the small servomotors inside or the inner mechanism. The best course of action would be to try sending it to a service center to have it diagnosticated there. Ask them to give you a price estimation before they repair something, there may be a chance the lens assembly is damaged beyound repair (and furthermore very few service centers will even fully dissasemble a lens mechanism, even just to look at it not to mention repairs).
I'm not in here for ratings, but i should do my job and tell you what i think is the right course of action.
Posted on Oct 23, 2007
It's because you've been photographing too much porn.
Posted on Oct 19, 2007
Check the battery maybe you have defective battery!
Posted on Oct 16, 2007
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