Having problems with your Pentax *ist DL Digital Camera ?

New batteries but no power...

\015 I put new, high quality batteries into my camera but when I turn it 'on', the empty battery icon just flashes at me and nothing happens. What can I do to fix this?\015

Answers :

Have you tried cleaning the battery terminals with a bit of alcohol on a Q-tip? Make sure the terminals are completely dry before inserting new batteries. I am not sure if this is your problem as it may be a lose connection between the battery unit and the camera. Best of luck.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Pentax *ist DL Digital Camera

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

I have a samsung digimax A402 camera. I have never had a problem with it powering on until now. I have placed brand new double A batteries and when I press the power button on the camera the screen tells me my battery is low and the camera powers off. I have tried different brands of batteries as well. What is the reason my camera will no longer turn on and stay on with new batteries installed?

My camera did exactly the same thing. I found that there was a minute trace of corrosion on one of the battery conections inside the body of the camera. After cleaning up the contacts to remove the corrosion the camera powered up without fault. It di ... Samsung Digimax A402 Digital Camera

My camera will not turn on. Just before this happened, I was getting info on the camera that the battery power was low and I had only 10 seconds before it went off. I would put in a new battery and them same thing happened. Finally, the power is off and even when I put in new batteries and check to be sure they are in correctly, I still can't get the power to come on.

Can I have the make and model of the camera? And what type of batteries you are using re-chargable or the regular batteries? ... Digital Cameras

Zoom Error Just bought an Olympus SP550 Ultra Zoom for my daughter. In less than 24 hours the cam developed a problem. When she turns it on, the zoom lens goes part way out, a message "zoom error" shows on the screen, and it powers itself off. We thought it might just be the batteries, but new ones didn't help. Similar problem with SP-560UZ On power up lens clicks & sticks when zooms out. Then get "zoom error" & powers off. Tried new batteries, helping lens out. Leaving batteries out. Could not

I think a grain of sand was blocking the zoom tubes. This will not work if the camera has been dropped & the zoom apparatus is bent. It is entirely at your own risk & may invalidate any guarantee but they may charge anyway if you have got san ... Digital Cameras

No Power Battery needed charging, charged it, placed in the camera as usual,s till no power. Just brought a new battery with the hope that the battery is faulty or past it's sell by... Have to say though.. the manufacturer said that there is a little power in the battery so I attempted it to see if there would be any joy, alas still not powering up. I currently recharging the battery to see if this does the trick... however not hopeful... Quite surprised that such an expensive bit of kit is faul

... Canon PowerShot G7 Digital Camera

I have had this camera for a couple of years and I love it. However, recently, I was taking pictures and my battery went dead (I thought). So I bought new batteries and replaced the old ones. The camera will power on, but turn itself off immediately afterwards. Or it will power off after a few seconds. I tried replacing the batteries again, but no luck! Can someone help me figure this out? however I can veiw existing photogrhaps in camera but the very movement i try to take new photo camera got

Actually u are a victim of BAD CCD see this link belowhttp://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.htmlbut good news is all brands are doing this free of charge repairs sony, fuji, canon , olympus all, some models have service adv ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera

No Power Recharged batteries night before. Test Camera for batterie power, everything was working. Next day I went to use camera, and it is totally dead! I even went and bought brand new DBL A batteries to see if camera would boot, and it don't. I tested both boughten batteries and rechargable batteries with a tester, both type of batteries have plenty of power.

Did you make sure you have a memory card in the camera, i know with mine it wont power up unless there is a card in it. ... Fuji FinePix S5000 Digital Camera

Canon S2IS Either screen is dark when I power up the camera. I can see previous images but I cannot record anything. Sometimes I can reboot the camera and it will work for a shot or two, but currently even that does not work. I have changed batteries with no good results. They power up everything but do not affect the recording of pics. Jeff Canon S1IS have problem with dark screen... I have a brand new Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera. I put in brand new batteries. On after shooting n

Your camera has the know issue of Stuck shutter, whichhappens after some time (weeks or months) thata camera is notused.\015\012\015\012Unfortunately the repair of it requires a complete disassembly of the camera, including the lens, fix ... Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera

Change the battery pack when new battery pack is inserted. We thought it might be our charger or the battery pack is just old. So we bought 6 new batteries and charged them on our firends cannon power shot charger put them in her camera and had no problem. We then put them in our cannon and received the change battery pack display with in minutes on some and instantly on others. Is there a issues with the connectors? The latch mechanism that holds the battery in and the ejector spring are also f

... Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS 65 Digital Camera

Fuji S700 will only work using A/C power cord. Recharged AA batteries deplete after several snaps. New rechargeable (charged) AA batteries deplete several snaps. New standard batteries may last for about five snaps. What could I do to make batteries work. It worked fine for 2 years, I have cleaned the battery anodes on the battery cover. Is there anything else I can do? Thanks, Deborah

... Fuji FinePix S700 Digital Camera

Olympus e10 problem. Even with new batteries, could only take a couple of shots before the low battery icon came up & camera shut down. Would work fine using mains supply. Fixed by buying new battery holder. Now 3 weeks later doesn't work again - low battery then switch off both using batteries or mains power supply. Any ideas appreciated as it's a great camera when working. Thanks

You didn't say what type of batteries you are using. Best are CR-V3 lithium which should give 500 shots. 2300 mAh Ni-MH rechargeable batteries should give 200 shots. Worst are alkalines which Olympus do not recommend. Have you checked the co ... Olympus Digital Cameras

Power fault you mentioned that a new battery might work for my problem the battery i have is the battery the camera came with if i was to get a new battery will it really make a difference as the battery works fine in another item.

Hello strop, do not purchase a battery if you are sure that the battery is working in another camera. the camera is definetly faulty and is going to need repairs. ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 Digital Camera

Olympus FE170 digital camera shows battery compartment empty with batteries in place I have the same problem. When I place fully recharged batteries in the Olympus FE 170, the camera won't power on at all. When I first did this, it would power on once and then when I went to take a picture it said the battery was too low. If I put new disposable batteries in camera it works. Camera is only 1 year old and barely used.

On rechargeable batteries, check the mAh on the side, you would need to be about 2300 or more. also the shelf life on some rechargeables may be less than desireable... try lithium digital ... Olympus FE-170 Digital Camera

Batteries die My batteries in my Nikon Coolpix L3 die within a few moments when i shut the camera off and am not using it.  This is not a battery issue..... this is a camera issue....it should not even be drawing power when it is shut off!  Batteries are dead within 30 minutes. My coolpix drains new batteries guickly when turned off Try new batts and it drains them.


Power This camera is now eating batteries like crazy. I take a couple of pics after putting newly charged batteries or new batteries out of a pkg but after couple of pics shows I have to replace battery. I cannot find the ac power cord for this camera either

... Vivitar ViviCam 3765 Digital Camera

Samsung s1050 HI, I bought a samsung s1050, and after using regular batteries my camera will not turn on. i called samsung and they told me to buy batteries with a 2400 mah. These new batteries have been placed in, but still there is no power to my camera. please assist me soon as i have moved out of the US and have a trip to Italy in less than 4 weeks. Thanks a lot! I have an S500 digital samsung camera, and the same problem persist, I have bought new rechargeable batteries for the camera,

Rechargible batterys need to be charged before used on anything ... Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera

When i try to power the camera on, the red light blinks to indicate there is power then it powers right off. I first thought it was the batteries, but then i purchased new batteries and it does the same thing. Also, the lens pops out and then immediately pops in and then powers off .

If the camera has recently been dropped you may have lens damage that's\015\012preventing it from powering up. If it hasn't been dropped your\015\012problem\015\012may be due to corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera - which can\015\012p ... Olympus D-545 Zoom Digital Camera

I have a JVC Everio HDD camcorder, model number gz-mg330rex which is approx 2 years old. The camera has had little use, been well looked after and carefully stored. Recently I went to use the camera using battery power and the camera would not switch on, so I tried the camera with the mains lead and it worked fine. I assumed there was a problem with the battery , so I bought a new battery from JVC. When I tried the new battery the camera would still not turn on. Do you have any ideas what could

Please check battery connector terminals in camcorder that might be clogged or corrosion on it. Clean it and try.If problem still remain, most probably internal fuse is blew off on main board of camcorder. Qualified camera tech is required to r ... JVC Digital Cameras

I have purchased a jvc camcorder in grand canaria,spain.It is jvc gz-mg330AE.i am led to believe by the sales person that it is a new recent model on the range.Is this so?.Also a more powerful battery pack-for BN-VF808U,7.2V 12800mAh.The standered battery on this cam which came with it is BN-VF808U,DC7.2-730mAH.Is the former battery pack(VF808U)a more powerful battery although it bears the same model as the standard pack stronger? -

Hi,GZ-MG330 is new series of camcorder with 30GB HDDRegarding battery, BN-VF808U, if its slim and supplied with camcorder then its OK and other longer life battery must be double then slim battery and of course, model number would be chan ... JVC Digital Cameras

FUji FinePix s1000fd, camera will not power on with new batteries, when it powers on it goes off in a few seconds or minutes indicating battery low, i have used fully charged batteries, ordinary batteries etc, same problem each time.

I have same problem as edmoze mentions above - batteries went dead. I first tried to use regular Duracell AA and it would still not come on. Went to internet & it recommended getting the Duracell rechargeable NiMh which I did. Got the charger & ... Fuji FinePix S1000FD Digital Camera

I hit the power button and it turns green for a second but then goes out. The camera and LCD screen do nothing. So I have some sort of power problem. When I put the battery in the charger the charger light comes on for about a 10seconds but then goes out (suggesting that the battery is fully charged). Is this a battery problem (not charging or holding a charge) or a camera problem? I don't want to buy a new battery if the camera itself is dead... Thanks!

Hi i have struggled with this within few months of buying the camera.\015\012Both the charger and camera are not making a good connection with the battery. i clean with alcohol, this usually helps with the charger. When powering up in camera i ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120 Digital Camera

When powering up, "Sony" logo appears on display then display goes blank. Cannot power down (green light next to power button stays on after pressing power button. Thought battery needed replacement. Replaced with new battery - same problem. Purchased camera approx 1 year ago. Thx.

There is a firmware problem. The company will fix it for $50. It's fairly common now days with most cameras. ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10/B Digital Camera

Began with "low battery". Replaced with new ones. took 3 photos, again message "low battery. Replaced batteries again. Same thing. NOW, , AND BIGGEST PROBLEM CAN'T GET POWER . LENS WON'T RETRACT, POWER BUTTON DOESN'T WORK. I WON'T BE ABLE TO TRANSFER PHOTOS TO COMPUTER. WE'VE TRIED 6 BATTERIES OF THE SAME KIND WE USED BEFORE WHICH. WORKED. It is a Samsung S73. We bought it at Fred Meyer store in Grants Pass, Oregon October 20, 2007 for $129.99. I have successfuly transferred photos to my MACB

Hi there. \015\012You may not like this solution, but it's real anyway. Average low-end digital camera life span is approximately 2 years depending on how much you use it. They vary between manufacturer. Low-end cameras ($100. to $200. range) h ... Digital Cameras

When I turn the power on, it beeps and says "turn the power off and on again" plus it shows a battery in the upper lefthand corner. When I turn it off and on, I get the same message. I can view stored pictures but can't take pictures. I have charged the batteries and it makes no difference. Since I have been using and recharging the same batteries since I got the camera, could it just be that I need new rechargeable batteries? I bought the camera in 2004 and love it. Is there any hope for this c

I'll forward a link to a page where you can view the information to troubleshoot this issue. Please click on the link to view the troubleshooting steps then follow all the steps and check if that helps. ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P52 Digital Camera

My S9600 was left unused [batteries left in camera] for several months. Now it will work fine with the mains adaptor, but is completely dead when on battery power. Have tried new batteries [rechargeable and 'ordinary'] - camera dead; have left on mains power for a few minutes, then switched to batteries, same result. Grateful for any suggestions...

Sounds like corrosion on the battery contacts. I have seen battery contacts with a thin, transparent coating that came from leaking rechargeable batteries- doesn't look like the usual green crud, but it stops electricity from getting through. Try giv ... Fuji Finepix S9600 Digital Camera

Good evening I'm in Lima Peru on a medical mission away from the US for two weeks. I am on my 2nd week and my Nikon D200 stopped working. Before I left I thought the batteries were old and I replaced them with new nikon en-el3e. At home i could charge both batteries put them in and when i pressed the shutter button the control panel would go blank and I would have no power. I bought the new batteries and it worked fine for about 150 shots down here now it won't turn on at all both batteries are

Sorry to hear about your camera. Hope you already fixed it. If not, could you please precise what lens are you using? What are the precise description of the last "black out"? Please try to be as precise as possible(Circumstances/Was it inside or out ... Nikon D200 Body Only Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.1788 seconds