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My pentax optio 50 lens got stuck half-way and now the camera turns on briefly and then goes off automatically. I've replaced batteries and pushed the lens in manually, but it's still not working. Mary

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This is tricky .. if you have no warranty, and have already managed to push the lens in.. I suggest pulling the lens outwards gently AS you simulataneously turn the camera on. You may be able to use a small suction-cup affixed to the lens to do this :)
you could hold the lens-cover open with tape so the cover is less likely to be damaged.. good luck, this problem is common, annoying, and usually not worth repairing (*although with some cameras it can be done again and again!)

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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