Having problems with your Pentax Optio 330GS Digital Camera ?

My Pentax optio 330GS wont switch on. After pressing the ON button you get a couple of beeps and then nothing happens. The batteries are fully charged. If you gently tap the camera in your hand, sometimes the camera switches on and the lense comes out and allowing you to take pictures as normal! This camera was a birthday present and holds great sentimental value. Please help with any advice!


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Two possibilities: one bad, one not so bad. If you've recently\015\012dropped the camera you've likely damaged the lens tube (housing), and\015\012the camera will require professional repair. Before you panic though,\015\012the problem that you described is frequently battery related. Make\015\012sure that your batteries are the correct type for the camera, and that\015\012they are fresh/fully charged. If the batteries are OK, the problem may be due to corrosion on the contacts inside the camera. Remove\015\012the batteries and wipe the inside contacts firmly with a dry cloth\015\012(heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or\015\012sand paper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery\015\012compartment during cleaning, wipe the ends of the batteries, and\015\012replace them in the camera. This cleaning process works about 90% of\015\012the time, and I hope that it cures your problem.
Dirt in the lens mechanism follow the advise below to clear it up. You almost found the answer yourself.
OK you are probably going to think I am loony giving you this advise But No I am completely sane!

Get a can of compressed air OR acces to a compressor at your local garage Get them to fit the triggered air blower tool to it.

Blow around the lens in all the extension joins the firmly slap it in the palm of you hand with the side of the camera making contact with you palm. Do the procedure two or 3 times and inbetween the slaps turn it on to activate the lens mechanism. I have now fixed about 80 of these cameras with this method. I obtained the fix from Sony who charge $90 to do exactly the same. Keep at it as it will eventually work. One tip, make sure the battery is charged before you do this.

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My Pentax optio 330GS wont switch on. After pressing the ON button you get a couple of beeps and then nothing happens. The batteries are fully charged. If you gently tap the camera in your hand, sometimes the camera switches on and the lense comes out and allowing you to take pictures as normal! This camera was a birthday present and holds great sentimental value. Please help with any advice!


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