Having problems with your Pentax Optio M40 Digital Camera ?

My Pentax Optio M4 suddenly started to shut down and power off after starting up. It starts up normally, then gives 3 short beeps, then shuts down as if I had just switched it off. I have recharged the battery but the problem still remains. I cannot reset the camera to factory defaults as it doesn't stay on long enough for me to access the memu options.


Answers :

Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Pentax Optio M40 Digital Camera

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

My Pentax Optio M4 suddenly started to shut down and power off after starting up. It starts up normally, then gives 3 short beeps, then shuts down as if I had just switched it off. I have recharged the battery but the problem still remains. I cannot reset the camera to factory defaults as it doesn't stay on long enough for me to access the memu options.


... Pentax Optio M40 Digital Camera

Hi , My Fuji S9600 has just refused to power-up using batteries, although it still powers-up and operates correctly when i attach the mains PSU adapter. I wonder if this is a common occurrence on this model and how easy it is to get sorted. I have used rechargeable batteries since the camera was new (approx 3 yrs) and have tested the batteries as V.good. So i'm assuming that the problem is with the camera somewhere. Do you think if i reset the camera in the menu that would cure the problem , or


A few things here may cause the problem you have First the rechargeable batteries don't hold their charge like alkaline and will drop to zero or near zero voltage in just a few weeks. They may tun on a light but won't have enough power to operate a c ... Fuji Finepix S9600 Digital Camera

Hi. Last 2 weeks when i was trying to zoom to take a picture suddenly the lens stuck and my camera automatically turn off without a warning. My cam still got 1 bar battery but failed to turn on. So i thought maybe the battery need to be recharge however after recharging it my cam still cannot be turn on. Plzz help me.. Do anyone here face the same or similar problem like me? how to solve it?.. Nurnaz.


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Digital Camera

Vivitar 8300s i have a vivitar camera which i bought about 18 months ago and i love as it is easy to use, unfortunately the backlight has stopped working on it, i can still take photos and download them onto my computer but i cannot see what they are until afterwards, my brother thought that maybe we could reset the factory settings and that may fix the problem but we do not know how to do this, i would be grateful for any information or suggestions you know of that may help. thankyou


... Vivitar ViviCam 8300s Digital Camera

My camera is stuck in setup mode. I have tried to reset using reset button, removed aa batteries overnight, and still stuck in setup. My apple computer still recognizes the camera using usb, but cannot get it to regular modes (the round selector on top does not seem to work when changing settings)


Https://eservice.sony.com/webrma/web/index.do?SR=nav:service_support: ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W1 Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot A495 - Brand new. Used it once and took 40 photos. It then told me to change the batteries which I did. From then on it keeps saying "change the batteries" I've used alkalines and also rechargeable NiMH, These are either new or fully recharged batteries and still I get the same message. I have also cleaned the terminals inside the camera and even those on the batteries themselves. No change. This is clearly not a battery problem. This is a camera problem and its seems I am not th


... Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera

My NIkon D70s has colored streaks and grainy pixels throughout all of my photos. This happened a few times intermittently and cleared by turning the camera on and off. It is now worse and doing it on every photo. Turning the camera off no longer clears the problem. I have tried different lenses and the problem is consistent with all of them so it is specific to the camera itself. I have reset the menu but the problem still persists.


... Nikon D70s Digital Camera

I've been using my Canon A85 for years.All of a sudden yesterday I was not able to download pictures from camera into the computer (running XP).Also tried the same on my portable (running XP) and it does the same. Both P.C. actually cannot see the device once USB plugged in and turned on (in play mode).I already tried to change the cable, still no joy !!!I figure the camera needs to be resetted (but how rather then taking the batteries out).By other hand camera is still functioning properly: ta


Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.\012\012\012The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to ... Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

My camera samsung wb500 cannot be recognized by a computer. When plug it in to the computer via usb cord it is recognized by the pc. The light on the camera flickers but nothing happens. Thus I am not able to transfer pictures from the camera to the pc. I've tried different usb ports on two different computers and it was still the same, so the problem shouldn't be on the side of computer. Any suggestion what can be the problem?


Cross your fingers and hope it is just the cable. The flashing light shows it made a momentary connection. The connectors get loose from use and abuse. They are not expensive to replace. If you can find a store or camera shop or have a friend with th ... Digital Cameras

Hello, From the moment I put a full loaded battery into my camera ( and althought the camera is still switched off) the LCD panel indicates A LOW BATTERY and keeps blinking. Switching on/off bottom and nothing happens. I tried another full loaded battery and same problem. I cannot use the camera at all. What could be the problem ? and what is the solution ? Would be great to get any advice from you. Thanks. Alexander.


Havnt head of this problem. if you are using canon official batteries and the charger used is correct for your country then take it back to the shop you got it from and send it in for repair. Or you could head over the japan canon site and see if t ... Canon EOS 7D Digital Camera

Please help!! When i try to turn on my camera the screen turns red and it sais camera has experienced an error please reset your camera, then it automatically turns off. My model is HP Photosmart R725/R727. What can i do about this problem i tried EVERYTHING!? I even tried the whole put an end of a paper clip in the reset hole next to the battery but that still didnt work! I really dont know what to do next.. ANY SUGGESTIONS???


Just gently smack it a couple of times. I swear, it soounds strange but it works!! Read some of the other solutions on this site and you'll see. Besides, there is nothing to lose at this point! ... HP Photosmart R725 Digital Camera

My camera samsung wb500 cannot be recognized by a computer. When plug it in to the computer via usb cord it is recognized by the pc. The light on the camera flickers but nothing happens. Thus I am not able to transfer pictures from the camera to the pc. I've tried different usb ports on two different computers and it was still the same, so the problem shouldn't be on the side of computer. Any suggestion what can be the problem?


I have the same problem with my WB500. From the start I haven't been able to charge it via the computer or down load photos. I solved the problem by buying a card reader and a separate battery charger. I tried to get the problem resolved by Samsung, ... Samsung HZ10W / WB500 Digital Camera

Vizio Digital Camera about 5 years old. All of a sudden is saying that memory card cannot be used. I went and bought a new card and still have the same problem. Have tried inserting card while camera is "on", but that didn't solve the problem.


As you said that you have tried using a new card as well and still the same issue; The chances of two cards going bad at same time are negligible.. most probably as the camera is 5 years old, the contacts on camera need some cleaning. ... Nikon COOLPIX L10 Digital Camera

Battery problem This morning I turned on my brand new Nikon Coolpix 5400 and got nothing on the screen. pushed some buttons and still nothing. Went to turn it off and it won't. The lens stays extended and the power light is still on. I don't know if maybe the batteries are so low they can't do anything, but I was under the impression that the camera had an indicator for the batteries really needing to be recharged. The low battery light was on last night, but I haven't seen need to be recharged


Some of these cameras go from "low" to "no" very quickly. The electronics are more sensitive to available voltage than the mechanicals and it doesn't take full voltage to keep an led lit or to retract the lens. But the cpu shuts down. I would have ex ... Nikon Coolpix 5400 Digital Camera

Hello, I have a Nikon Coolpix S6000. It has worked well until this evening when I attempted to erase multiple selected images from the camera. It then froze for a minute and when I got it running again it gives me an error message saying "This card cannot be read". I've been using this memory card for months with no problems, and my computer can still read all of the images. Is the problem with the camera or the card?


Hi1) Mostly its card problem2) You must be format your card in your computer 3) Now put your card in camera and format card twies , if error comes again then do this proces again4) If this not solve your error then tell me ... Nikon COOLPIX S6000 Digital Camera

VTECH Kidizoom camera : even after battery change and pressing the reset button, the camera still wont turn on. Please advise. I have even tried changing the new batteries but still the same problem


You can call Vtech at 1-800-521-2010 ... Vtech Kidizoom Digital Camera

When i connect olympus sp800uz to my laptop (msi x600) on win7 i begin transfering pictures or browsing files(doesnt matter) but after a while it crashes and on the cameras screen appears "lost connecion" but the led indicator still shows that it is still charging. So, what is the problem? I cannot transfer pictures directly from cameras memory, only from sd card using card reader..


Hi,\015\012\015\012Please re install the camera diver on your computer and get them paired again. The problem is not on your firewire .\015\012\015\012Regards, Jay ... Olympus SP800UZ Digital Camera

My Canon SD950 IS camera will take about 30 seconds to take a flash picture. You have to hold down the shutter button for a long time. The flash indicator flashes on the display for quite a while and then the picture is finally taken. This seems to have happened after the battery was run down to nothing. After that, this flash problem appeared. I have got another battery but this still happens. I have reset to default settings as well . Still has problem. What is wrong?


... Canon PowerShot SD950 IS Digital Camera

My camera doesn't turn on at all. I took it out of its cover today and I first thought it was a battery problem so I recharge my battery but it still doesn't turn on at all. I tried to connect it to my computer, hoping that it will do something but still nothing. Strangely enough, the lens is on and I don't want to use force to put it back inside, afraid that it might damage the camera even more.Should I send it for repair? and if yes, where is the best place to do it? thanks in advance


Sounds like the infamous canon loose screw. a screw becomes loose and rattles around untill it shorts out a circut board usually the dc board prob. cost you between 100 and 150 dollers most camera repair shops should be able to repair it. ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

My Nikon coolpix camera lost it's charge very quickly after recharging the battery. I replaced the battery. The problem still exists with a brand new battery. What could be causing the camera to drain the battery? What other problem could it be?


Try a higher mah battery for example 2500 mah.if the problem is still there the issue is most likely on the mainboard of the camera, draining too much power, the camera would need to be serviced. ... Nikon Digital Cameras

I have a HP Photosmart M415 digital camera 3 years old. It will not hold the charge in the rechargable batteries and also when I replace them with Duracel I can only take about 10 photos and then the camera tells me that the batteries are depleted and shuts down.I have also bought new rechargable batteries but the problem still persists.


You have to go for a rechargeable battery as duracell doesnt have enough current as the camera consumes more energy then a rechargeable battery has. go for uniross 2200 mha battery that is pretty cheap and best. ... HP Digital Cameras

Canon 1000D Hello there, I'm in China at the Beijing games. my 1000D is giving me a error message 99. can't take picture. I have turn it off and on, take the battery out but the problem still come back after 4 or 5 snaps. please help. I have change lenses and clear the head but not winning. Thanx well i have the similar problem, that i could identify that the camera goes off state after 30 mins, then i found that the display power cannot come, but the camera is working with view finder, if i


Yep set the auto turn off higher and instead of removing the battery, just open and close the battery compartment.This appears to be a problem I have raised with Canon, hopefully they will release a firmware update soon to fix this ... Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS Digital Camera

I cannot turn my camera on. I've recharged the batteries and tried different batteries and still cannot turn the camera on.


... Nikon Coolpix S1 Digital Camera

I have a Kodak EasyShare CD83. The problem I am having is as soon as I turn it on, it shuts off immediately. The lens does extend itself. Also, in the bottom right hand corner of the camera is what looks like a camera icon that is flashing. I thought the battery needed recharging, so I did that, but the problem still exits. Please help and thank you.


... Kodak EasyShare One Digital Camera

Sony Digital Still Camera DSC-P100/P120 I ran my camera till battery ran dry. Camera lense remained protruded. After recharging, the acess flash came on asking me to awitch off power and restart my camera. This I did but lense will not retract when closing down. The camera charges up ok and I have tried removing battery to solve problem to no avail. Any suggestions. I am considering taking a screwdriver to it to remove back of camera. Please help. Kindes regards John Burleigh, Scotland


HI there,There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following fixes.\015\012\015\012Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with th ... Digital Cameras
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.5941 seconds