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My Pentax Optio A10 will not turn on and stay on even with a new battery.

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There are a few things that can cause this. Since you have replaced the battery we can rule out that one. That leaves us with a bad or curruot memory card or a hardware failure.

Remove the memory card and try to start it. If it complains about not having a acard then we know the camera is ok but the card may be reformating or replacement. I the camera will still not start then we have a internal hardware problem.

Unfortunetly this quickly goes from annoying to bad as far as possibilities. There are several failures that can happen on the minaboard that will cause this. While the parts that fail are worth pennies at most getting anything fixed inside is expensive. Generally unless you can get the camera repaired under warrenty then the cost to repair usually will be as much (and more) than a new replacement camera. If this is the case then you want to know what a replacement camera is worth. The good side (sort of) is that generally a new camera will have better specs than the camera you have. And it also comes with a warrenty.

Unfortunetly replacement is usally cheaper than repair for digital camera and most other handheld devices. So unless there is a special reason you and your wallet are better off with a replacement.
\015\012Remove the memory card, then install the new batteries, when you turn it on it should work fine , else check that your batteries are actually making contact with the battery posts, and that these posts are clean. If not, bend the posts up/down a little, and maybe clean them with a little rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip.
Then there is a switch between battery and flash card door. There's usually a little switch on both doors that activates when the doors are closed. If they don't close , the camera won't start to prevent damage to the flash card or camera startup sequence.
\015\012If you still face the problem then likely to be internal to the camera.
\015\012Hope this helps .
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