Having problems with your Pentax *ist DL Digital Camera ?

DSLR do not power on

\015 Hi, i just got an old pentax *istDL DSLR camera on ebay and it is not working. the body is in perfect condition with very very little scratch. The camera look very new. Theres no noise when shaken, doesnt seem to be water damage. I just dont know what are the most frequent problem with camera, at least i know how much it would be to fix it, or if it's fixable =) Thanks all! \015\012Alan\015

Answers :

It's almost impossible to accurately troubleshoot a "dead" camera without seeing it, but your problem could be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera\015\012which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the\015\012camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with\015\012a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush,\015\012steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen\015\012into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of\015\012the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears\015\012the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, your batteries may need to be replaced or the\015\012camera may require professional repair.
The camera will appear to "not turn on" or will "turn off immediately" if the SD card door is open. Please check to see that the SD card is properly seated and that the SD card door is closed completely.

There is a small black switch at the top of the SD card door that must be completely depressed in order for the camera to detect that the door is closed. If your camera is missing the tab on the door to press this switch, the camera may think the door is open when it is closed.
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