Having problems with your Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera ?

S5i won't turn on in Capture mode


\015 When I press the power switch, the camera gives FOUR rapid beeps and does not turn on. If I press Playback at the same time, it will turn on and I can view the card. But as soon as I press Playback again to try and enter Capture mode, it turns off. The camera has not suffered damage and the battery is full. Any suggestions?\015

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I also had this same problem. It wouldn't turn on so I figured I had nothing to lose by taking it apart. It is very difficult to get to the battery, and once i found it, I managed to remove the battery. I could not manage to soder on a new battery, so now there is no button cell battery in the camera. It now works fine, but every time I change the battery I have to reset the date and time. It beats buying a new camera though.
Hi Aunty Edna.\015\012I had exactly the same problem with my S5I 4 weeks ago. Went out and bought another camera then decided had nothing to lose by doing heart segury on S5I. Found it has a watch battery soldered to board under memmory card holder which was flat. I replaced that with a similar battery and it fixed the problem. Its not an easy job but if you know someone good with there hands it would take about an hour.Hope this helps.\015\012Regards Andy
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