Having problems with your Pentax Optio V10 Digital Camera ?

Camera doing its own thing.

\015 When I switch on my Pentax Optio V10 (with a fully charged battery) it switches off by itself after 3 seconds. During that short timespan the zoom lens moved in and out, giving off a short buzzing sound. Is this a "throw-away" situation or can something be done to rectify the problem. I live on a tiny Caribbean island with no camera tech repair facility. \015\012Pete\015

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Depending on the age and use of the batteries it could well be time to replace them. The best test would be to buy a new set of high power alkalkine batteries which you know to be fresh and try them. If everything works then invest in a new set of rechargeables. A respected brand with a high milliamp rating is best. It is possible one of your rechargables has lost the will to live and just died don't add just one battery. Change the complete set.
\015\012I've repaired a number of Pentax cameras where everything was OK except for the batteries.
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