Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

My camera menu (Pentax K100D) often cuts out before I can select items. This is a random experience as sometimes it holds for more than 1 or two seconds .. but it is extremely frustrating when trying to chnage any aspect of the menu or the function button for ASA sensitivity. As this is my first digital camera it is leaving a very bitter taste in my "mouth". Aside from throwing it away what can I do ? The supplier has already given me a new camera and it still has the same problem .....

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