Having problems with your Pentax Optio M30 Digital Camera ?
Lens does not retract
\015 I have a Pentax 7.1mp with 3x optical zoom. the lens does not retract. when i turn the camera on, it turns off about 2 seconds later....help\015
I'm looking for a solution to this too. The repair is going to cost more than the camera did. SUCKS!!!
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