Having problems with your Pentax Optio S40 Digital Camera ?

"battery depleated" even with new batteries

\015 Same thing.... The lens is stuck out on mine too...\015

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Well,in my experience, usually some kind of impact or other damage to the lens has led to this problem. Dirt, sand, water damage, or an impact of some sort...usually leads to this kind of problem.
You can try to pull or push on the lens as it is turned on. Sometimes you may be able to re-align the lens on it's tracks. Sometimes this cannot happen because of some parts which are broken.

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"battery depleated" even with new batteries


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