Having problems with your Pentax Optio S50 Digital Camera ?

Will not power on, lens stuck, poor warranty

\015 After taking about twenty pics with a new Optio S50 camera, the lens would not extend and the camera would immediately power off so it is not usable. This is not a battery problem. I am just starting a one year warranty. I have read many reviews with the same complaint mentioned.\015\012I talked to the Pentax tech and he hinted that it was a known defect. However, when I followed the instructions and returned it to Pentax for repair, I was told that a high repair cost would be made (over $152) to repair the misaligned lens shutter casing and do related calibrations. Previously,I could see that the lens cover had shifted slightly as if it were loose so I felt that this was why the lens cover would not open.\015\012The pics were easy to take in the beginning but now I can't use the camera because the cost to repair is about what I paid for it. This camera was treated carefully and was never dropped. There are no scratches or dents. I will never buy a Pentax again. The other complaints said that Pentax Service Dept would not honor their warranty either and said the camera must have been dropped or gotten wet.\015\012Cheap construction which fails and no real warranty provided. It is not worth asking for the camera to be returned to me.\015

Answers :

I had same problem, the camera was dropped by my daughter, I could tell by the dent!\015\012Assuming the lens got misaligned so that it would not extend and open the shudder, I firmly placed my fingers on the inner silver ring of the lens (where the printing is)and with pressure, tried to force rotation counterclockwise. After doing this twice, VOILA! The camera is functioning again.
Solution of lens struck :
There is a very very easy way to fix this problem..

This can happen if...
1.) If the battery dies when the camera lens is open (and you close it manually, or sometimes, even if you dont.)
2.)\015\012If you used a AC adapter with too much voltage or not enough. (this can\015\012happen even if you used the correct voltage, refrain from using AC\015\012adapters at all)
... all together its ethier a voltage or camera lens problem...

TIPS:
1.)NEVER PUSH THE LENS IN AFTER CAMERA DIES, BUY A NEW BATTERY IMMEDIATLY AND TURN IT BACK ON, CLOSING THE LENS!

2.)NEVER USE AN AC ADAPTER, USE A RECHARGEABLE BATTERY OR A REGULAR BATTERY!

..to fix this...

Do as i say..

1.) Remove battery
2.) Remove front plate (screw driver may be needed)
3.) Check all gears, make sure they are correctly fitted in place)
4.) Move the gear manually to make the lens come out.
5.) keep it out, put the front plate back together.
6.) reinsert the battery, turn it on.


or...
1.) Remove the battery.
2.) Wait about 6-8 hours.
3.) Reinsert the battery.

or...
1.) Remove the battery.
2.) Try hooking it up through AC adapter, put correct voltage.
3.) Try turning it on.
4.) Remove AC adapter, reinsert battery.
5.) Turn it on.



Hopefully all this information helped,
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