Question about Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera
I have had the Pentax Optio s5i for about two months. A great camera. I love the size, the HQ of the picture, the 3X optical zoom, and most of the features. However, there appears to be an issue with the camera when I try to power the camera off. The power will go off (LCD will go off) but the lens will not retract. When I try to power on again, the power will go on for 2-3 sec, ( no LCD) bep, and shut off, but the lens will not retract. Is there a Fix other then sending it back to Pentax.
Posted by Anonymous on
It sounds like you have a burnt servo motor.This happens when the camera lens are trying to retract or move and was forced to stop,therefore putting too much current load on the servo and burning it. Might as well get a new camera for practicality.
Posted on Dec 31, 2006
I had the same problem after the camera was dropped (only about 30cm. I took it to a repairer who wanted $250 to fix it so i opted to but a new camers with warranty :)
Posted on Jun 05, 2006
You can try removing the battery and leaving out overnight then putting it back and charging it up then try the power. This has worked for some people but not all.
Posted on Sep 08, 2005
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