Having problems with your Pentax Optio M20 Digital Camera ?

I can't get the lens to open or close. - Pentax Optio M20 Digital Camera


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I've had so many problems with mine. I have already exchanged it once and am going again today for another exchange. I say take it back. I love the camera, but so many problems!
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I can't get the lens to open or close. - Pentax Optio M20 Digital Camera


I've had so many problems with mine. I have already exchanged it once and am going again today for another exchange. I say take it back. I love the camera, but so many problems! ... Pentax Optio M20 Digital Camera

My Pentax Optio M20, which is just out of the guarantee period has developed a nearly total shut down. I cannot get any of the functions. I have changed the batteries but that is alli have done.The zoom lens will open but will not close instantly and i cannot get into the memory.l


Hi there,It seems that there was a mechanical problem on your camera thats why it will not function properly and the lens arenot able to retract fully. better to send it into a nearest Pentax servcce center to fully check the unit. ... Pentax Digital Cameras

Camera problem Hi. I have a Pentax Optio M20 Digital Camera. When I hit the on/off button, the camera turns on, the lens zooms out for a second and then back in, then it shows the "Pentax Optio M" load screen, then it shows "Auto Picture" in the center and a green dot in the bottom left with the words "EV Compensation" next to the dot. While it's showing this last screen, it beeps 3 times right before the lens zooms out again then back in just before the camera turns off. I have changed the batt


I got it!!! on my cam i hold down the menu button at the same time power on, it will showup a " ver 1.00" and lens move a little maybe u have to do it 2 times but second time it should work ... Pentax Optio M20 Digital Camera

Optio M20 Camera: Press on/off button to power up camera, the camera opens the lens cover, turns on a red led inside the lens, cycles the lens out and back in,then makes about 5 little popping noises. The back screen shows Pentax Optio screen for a second, then then the screen displays the word Auto Picture in the center of the screen and Green Mode at the bottom and at the same time it cycles the lens out and in. And for a brief moment in the back ground of the screen you can see the picture st


I got it!!! on my cam i hold down the menu button at the same time power on, it will showup a " ver 1.00" and lens move a little maybe u have to do it 2 times but second time it should work ... Pentax Optio M20 Digital Camera

Dear Sir/Madam, My daughter did get an Olypmus FE-340 digital camera last year but has since a few weeks problems with this camera. On switching on the camera the lens keeps opening and closing. When the lens stops there is no automatic focusing and only by taken out the battery the lens will close itself. Is it possible for you to advise me which action to take? Yours sincerely, Rob Bliekendaal Celbridge


HelloThank you for using FixYa for your problemAlways check the batteries first but if is it still giving the same fault, your camera is faulty. It should be taken to an authorized repair centre for a repair ... Olympus FE-340 Digital Camera

My Pentax Optio S10 digital camera is giving me problems. Initially the lens would not extend fully and would then immediately retract and the camera would then turn itself off. After cleaning the extended lens barrel each time it extended, I found it would open further each time. It nows extends fully, but still retracts immediately thereafter. At the time the screen shows the green Optio screen for a split second and then shows an out of focus shot of whatever the camera is pointing at, bef


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I have 2 pentax optio m20 cameras purchased at the same time. Both have developed the same problem: hit the on button and it tries to come on, but makes a funny sound, lens moves in and out trying to focus (screen is lit showing focus changing and green mode icon), then the camera shuts off and never gets into picture taking mode. I fixed one of the cameras once by pushing buttons after connecting and disconnecting from the computer (and the camera worked okay for several months), but repeate


Your previous diagnostic definitely\015\012 indicates a mechanical problem, once the possibility that a false \015\012sensor signal to the main board as the cause by resetting all functions.\015\012 It is very likely that ther ... Pentax Optio M20 Digital Camera

When I turn the camera on, the lens cover opens and then closes. When I turn the camera off, the lens cover closes and then opens. So, how can I get the timing of the lens cover correct? Or can you tell me how I can keep the lens cover open all the time? (not the best solution but now I can't take a photo at all!)


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Hi my son dropped my digital camera while the lens was extended and now it wont retract and it says zoom error also the shutter wont open fully or close, the lens is at a slight angle and wont budge do i have to take it to get repaired or can i pull it apart myself thanks


HiIt helps to know the make and model of the camera, some cameras the lens is too fragile and we have never been able to repair them. Other models we have had a great deal of success repairing them. (Google: darntoothysam)One ... Digital Cameras

Fujifilm 10.2 mega pixels digital camera w/SR Auto Scene Recongnition 2.7 LCD. The batteries were dying, we put others in and it won't turn on. We plugged it into the DC outlet (still won't turn on). Connected it to the computer, it won't turn on. (you have to turn it on in order for the computer to recognize it, I think) Anyway why won't it turn on? The lens is stuck in the open position and we just wanted to get enought power to it to close the lens. Can you help?


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On my PENTAX Optio Z10, the slide shutter cover came loose, it slides left and right to open and close. I didn't lose any parts but I can't slide it back on. I currently have a rubber band holding it together. How can I get it fixed, I like the camera, it takes wonderful pictures. Unfortunately I have had it for more than a year. There aren't any camera repair stores in our area any longer. Don Wicks


Heres where your going to have to compromise or try to reach the company to see if they will repair it. Is it essentiel to you to have the factory cover? If not you could most likely make a cover out of shrink wrap or aluminum foil or you could put y ... Pentax Optio Z10 Digital Camera

The part that controls the aperture is stuck. Basically, when I look in the lens, the black part is still closed, and at first it stayed open too long. Now it is just stuck closed. I'm now in the UK, and it of course broke 1 day after the warranty ran out, so it's a no go to get fixed under warranty apparently. Now, I took it into a repair shop, and they said they see this happen a lot with digital cameras, and the more pictures you take the quicker the part will wear out. They're going to give


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Hi there, I have a Pentax Optio M20, which I bought for my daughter 9/12/2006. The camera was accidentally dropped while it was "ON". Its lens was out when it dropped. Now the lens is stuck/locked in the out position and on an angle. I need to find out where I can take it to get fixed, if it fixable. Hoping you can help. Sandra


Replace the camera is the best thing - it is not likely to be able to be fixed.And worse the 'Repairer' if found will charge for telling you it cant be fixed ... Pentax Digital Cameras

Hi, I've just purchased a Pentax Optio S12 as a second camera (my first camera is a Pentax Optio S40). I'm trying to install the ACDsee software that came with the camera. I am familiar with this software as the 1st camera uses it (I already have a version on my computer) When I try to install it, I get an error message saying "Epson Scan cannot be started - do you want to open the troubleshooting assistant" If I say yes, the troubleshooting assistant opens (but there doesn't seem to be anything


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My ex Z1000 wont take pictures. i turn the camera on the lens goes in and out some times it looks like its going to let me take a picture and then the lens closes back into the camera and the screen goes black. It looks like the cameras off but I push the play button on top and it lets me view pictures. I don't think its the lens because the lens seems to open and close fine. Ive only used this camera 3 times and it has been stored safely so Im not sure what happened. It will only let me get int


Your camera problem has the problem chance. Fisrt you should try with full charge battery. sometime weak battery cause also. Second main pcb does not resetting every time after taking picture.\012I hope you luck! \012Would you give more detail pr ... Digital Cameras

I have a small Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 camera. After fully charging the battery I am all of then sudden getting this error message :"please turn camera off and then on again." When the camer is OFF the lens is extended and open. When I move the camera to ON the lens moves in to the closed position closes, then reopens, extends, tries to focus, is unable to and the error message appears "Please turn camera off and then on again" This cycle just repeats. The lens is able to extend it is not st


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Sony DSC-W70 digital camera - Lens attempts to open when pressing the power button but fails with a message to turn off and back on again. Bought a new battery and still does the same thing. Sometimes can get lens to open if tapping it in the palm of your hand while it is attempting to open. Once lens is open camera works normally.


That's a common problem on Cybershot cameras, happened to me twice, the solution is to get it to a camera shop for repair.\012\012The cause could be dirt or a malfunction on the lens extending mechanism. ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Digital Camera

Can't open, displays lens error 10f,1,0,0 - Pentax Optio 60 Digital Camera


\012\012try these:-\012\012\012connect it to pc and on it\012vaccum the barrel of lens\012changing mem. card and batt. for 2min. ... Pentax Optio 60 Digital Camera

I'm having the same problem as "2frogs" with my Optio M20, when I turn on the camera the lens opens up, it makes a kind of buzzing noise then closes and turns off. I've tried new batteries and also removing the memory card. Nothing works.


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Lens gaat niet open geeft E60 - Pentax Optio E60 Digital Camera


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I have a pentax e 10 digital camera . When I open it the lens part stars comming out but never fully oppens and it is the same when I shut it . It those not close completeley The bateeries are new


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It can due to moisture or spring release\015\012sent to us for service ... Pentax Optio 60 Digital Camera

I dropped my Pentax Optio M20 digital camera and it got hit on the lens portion so that the part that moves in and out when zooming, is stuck and misaligned. Is there a way that I can fix this myself?


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digi ... Pentax Optio M20 Digital Camera
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