Having problems with your Pentax Optio E40 Digital Camera ?

Turns on beeps lens comes out tries to focus

\015 Camera turns on, beeps all the while trying to focus then makes wirring noise and turns itself off. Whats going on?Battery is fully charged. Have downloaded pics and video on to my PC but camera still wont work.\015

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HI, this will occur when there ia a lens mechanism failuer. Inside the cam housing , there is a mechanism that is powered by a small servo motor. this mech can become lose or unstable, in return, jamming itself open or closed. When this happens, you will need to send it to the manufacture for this repair. they will replace the motor and mechanism as well.\015\012\015\012Contact Pentex for a repair ticket. they will refer you to a nearby repair depot.
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