Having problems with your Pentax *ist DL Digital Camera ?
My camera is turning off within seconds of me switching it on.
Select "auto power off" on the Main menu. Select a longer time for the camera to stay on before powering off.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Pentax *ist DL 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 :
Switch glitch When i turn on my camera it goes off again within a few seconds (or maybe less). I have to turn it all the way off (slowly) and on again. Sometimes it stays on (at least long enough for a photo) and other times not. Has been getting worse so now the camera is pretty useless. I am presuming that the switch has had it (any other suggestions?) Interestingly while it was under warranty i had switch problems and it was replaced so this is the second switch on the camera. Is the switch a
I have the same camera and it does something very similar. I'm guessing it is not the switch but rather the internal battery for memory backup needs replaced. It is not a do it yourself repair nor is it cheap. One option you can try is to use the ... Fuji FinePix S5000 Digital Camera
System Error I downloaded the pictures onto a CD from my Konica Minolta today like I always do. When I was finished I went onto the camera to delete the pictures and format the card - like I always do. (I have had this camera for right at 1 year) When I turn the switch to the "view" mode it comes up with "system error" within about 2 seconds and the whole camera turns off. If I go really fast I can delete one picture at a time. I can still take pictures and they still show up (for 2 seconds).
Same thing happend to my father's camera (memory card). Seems that deleting the pictures from the card via the computer solves the problem. Corrupt files on the card cause the camera to read system error. No corrupt files = working camera! :) ... Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 Digital Camera
Error message I have a panasonic DMC-LC33 digital. A system error message would show the minute I turned it on. The lens would come out. Then within 4 seconds the lens would go back in. I tried the on/off several time but the results were the same. I put the camera away for later. When I tried it the other day, it would not even turn on. The batteries are fully charged. Help!!!!!! I need my camera for my work. hi expert i m suffring in this error on my panasonic DMC-LC33 when i switched on
Try \015\012\015\012Klomtrix trick this worked with my camera\015\012thanks klomtrix ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC33 Digital Camera
The following is not a battery problem and the camera has not been dropped. It worked normally, I turned it off, and the next day when I turned it on, here's what happened -- and has happened consistently since then: I turn the camera on. The lens extends fully. I hear 4 distinct buzzing sounds from within the camera. The LCD flashes with an image for a split second. The lens retracts fully. I hear 3 beeps from within the camera. The camera shuts itself off. All this happens in not more
Your camera has a lens error. This\015\012 is such a common fault that I hope you don't mind me pasting my stock \015\012generic answer below. ... Casio EXILIM Card EX-S770 Digital Camera
My camera is turning off within seconds of me switching it on.
Select "auto power off" on the Main menu. Select a longer time for the camera to stay on before powering off. ... Pentax *ist DL Digital Camera
Power/lens Problems I'm having some power/lens problems with my camera. When I turn on the power in either the picture or video mode, the green light will turn on for a split second then turn off. The lens does not come out at all. However, when I try to turn it on with the picture viewer or in the menu it works just fine. When I start with the picture viewer and then switch to the camera it turns off. Thus it seems that whenever I want to take a picture or a movie the camera doesn't work.
It seems that the lense movement is jammed. Have you dropped the camera? just have a close look from the front side of the camera, does the lense assembly seems to be pressed or moved aside by some extra preassure? if no physical disalingment is vi ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P72 Digital Camera
Camera turns itself off too soon. There must be a setting to change the length of time from when you turn it on until it turns itself off, which is currently about 15 sec. Very annoying when you turn it on the camera comes on and works fine. If you wait more than 15 seconds the camera is off and the only way to get it back on is reach to the on switch and turn it on again. By then your subject is no longer smiling This should be very simple to find in the manual. Apparently the feature is not na
Are you sure it's off? As a power-saving feature, the camera shuts down but not off...a slight press of the shutter button should wake it up. ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera
My DMC_FX500 When in a record mode after about 10 seconds the LCD comes up withe the message ... "Please Turn Camera Off and then On Again". The lens retracts and then extends again but this message reappears whenever the camera is turned off and then on again. Can still view previous pictures I Can take pictures within that 10 seconds Only. Any ideas what might be causing this message to appear? I Have "dampened" a cotton earbud with Isoproply alcohol and cleaned inside the battery comp
HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 Digital Camera
Hi, My Yashica EZ F9 Zoom will not turn on. The "on" green light will flash for a moment but then the camera shuts off within seconds. I put in fresh batteries, new memory card, and nothing happens. I can download pictures that I already had on my previous memory card onto my computer, but it won't let me take any pictures because the camera won't turn on for more than a couple of seconds. Please help...
Sound like a problem with the lens stuck; is common defective that need new lens unit replacement or just repairable.This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some \015\012com ... Digital Cameras
Without warning and for no apparent reason, when I switch the camera on all of the functions on the wheel switch work, but after a few seconds, the screen becomes snowy and then all white. I turn the camera off for a few minutes and then turn it on and go thru the same experience. Can that be fixed? If so, how?
Chances are that this is going to be a heat sensitive lcd driver chip, which, unfortunately, is a surface mount component, and not replaceable. The fix will be to replace it with a new main board.\015\012If I were in your shoes, I'd just get ... Olympus Stylus 710 Digital Camera
When Mode switch is set to take pictures or clips, the camera shuts down in less than a second after I turn it on. If the Mode switch is in the far-left position (review pictures already taken), it stays on and I can see all the pics in the camera, but as soon as I switch to picture-taking mode the camera shuts down.
Since u say ur having difficulty reassembling the unit back.... please refer the following.... it shows disassembly procedures for a similar model camera... this is as far the closest i could find to help you reassembling the unit... just apply rever ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera
I hadn't charged my w330 Sony camera for a while ....I've only had my camera for 6 months...and it's warranty is 2 yrs. The camera is in good condition, yet when I charged my battery, and later put it in the camera, I turned on the screen and a few seconds later, it said for compatible battery use only....later i took my battery out and held the power switch button for like 30 seconds and then put my battery back in. My camera still didn't work, but i don't want to go to special services because
In order to avoid people using 3rd party batteries, electronics manufacturers have started putting smart chips in the battery packs. The camera interrogates the smart chip and if it isn't the Sony chip, the camera tells you "too bad."In ... Digital Cameras
Hi I have a Panasonic DMC-FX30. When the camera is turned on within 10 seconds the camera will dispaly "please turn camera off and then on again". The camera is very new (purchased in Nov 2007). The problem start showing up in April 2009. Can you help? (battery is fully charged)
I have the same problem. Did you find any soution for this ... Digital Cameras
When I put my gopro camera to F default mode in order to have video mode come on when I turn the camera on, for an instant it will be in video mode but then automatically switches to 10 second timer mode? Also I was shooting some ice climbing and the camera stopped filming in every occasion on its own after about a minute or so even thoug I have set it on "OFF" for manual turn off- could it be because temperatures were -12celcius even though I have a lithium battery? Finally I have files from 1-
What card are you using? They are particular to which cards they will work with. ... GoPro Motorsports Hero GMHW50 Digital Camera
The camera is charged. I turn it on and within a second, I get a zig-zag arrow with the letter A on the top left, instantaneously, as the camera turns off. Oddly, I am able to view the stored photos....the camera will remain on for that. thank you. Patty Knap
Hi,Checkout this tip about digital camera error messagesLens Errorfix for Digital Cameraheatman101 ... Polaroid a800 Digital Camera
When the camera is turned on, it turns off within about 5 seconds. How do you keep the camera on for a longer period of time?
There may be a energy saving function , most of the time in the setup menu check if the energy time can be set ... Mustek Digital Cameras
Error message I have a panasonic DMC-LC33 digital. A system error message would show the minute I turned it on. The lens would come out. Then within 4 seconds the lens would go back in. I tried the on/off several time but the results were the same. I put the camera away for later. When I tried it the other day, it would not even turn on. The batteries are fully charged. Help!!!!!! I need my camera for my work.
*&%[email protected]#%^&*&^% !!"It's working!!!!\015\012\015\012Turn your camera on and put it near your ear. Did you hear a softly motorized sound in the lenses area and the green LED is flashing? If you hear this sound do this.\015\012\015\012Do it under your own ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC33 Digital Camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX5. Camera switches itself on even though it is switched off. Many occurrences of this. It has been examined and tested but nothing found wrong. Re-charged batteries run down quickly, even new ones. Comprehensive notes have been taken of the many events. In previous events, it switched itself on, then off again within seconds. This time it needed to be switched off by switching on then off switch.
... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX5 Digital Camera
Camera turns off within seconds batteries are new
Are You Using Regular Or Alkiline?\015\012\015\012cameras eat batteries fast. the best cameras have rechargable battery packs.i'd use energizer or duracell. try to stay away from alkiline rechargables as they wear out fast. tr ... Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera
I have a FinePix Z1 I have installed a new battery and it is fully charged. The problem is that the camera shuts down within 20 seconds. I slide the front and it restarts only to shut down again. I have reset the camera via the menu and every time I try to go to the menu the camera shuts down. I have just taken 22 pictures went to the menu to turn off the lcd saver and the camera shut ndown Please help
I had very similar problem. There is a small sensor flap near the hinge in the battery compartment which tells the camera if the battery door is closed or not. If it wont work properly it gives signal "battery door open" and camera will shut down, mi ... Fuji FinePix Z1 Digital Camera
My Finepix s5800 camera won't turn on properly. I slide the power switch and the green light comes on for about 2 seconds then turns off. But I turn the playback button on, and it lets me view the pictures. I tried recharging the batteries, cleaning the battery terminal and making sure it isn't on the viewfinder setting. Help?
... Fuji Finepix S5800 Digital Camera
System error turn camera on green light comes on as per normal functions ok to that point then lens retracts like it is switching off green light comes on and flashes with system error.if you hold the camera to your ear when all this is going on you can hear noise from within the camera before it starts to retract and green light starts to flash with system error on screen.this happens on all functions.you can still look at pictures already taken this funtion works ok.just can,t take photos any
Hi\015\012the problem that causing this is:\015\012there is some pressure to the lens\015\012\015\012did it fell?\015\012probebly there is a fault in the lens \015\012\015\012sorry cant help\015\012\015\012good luck ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43 Digital Camera
I have a Power Shot S3IS (purchased 11/30/06). When I turn the camera on, I LCD monitor and view finder remain dark. By tinkering with switches I can sometimes get them to work....often for only a few seconds...can the camera be repaired....is the warranty still good...(the camera was purchased at Costco. Need help. Thanks.
If you have the Costco warranty, I would get the unit serviced to repair the problem. Costco's warranty policy is excellent, and you could ultimately even get a replacement unit.It does sound like a hardware fault of some kind, so it wou ... Digital Cameras
Dsc-P73 When I try to turn on my camera, the power on light appears bfor about a second and the startup sound starts, then the camera switches off. The batteries are new and there seems to be nothing else wrong with the camera. I have tried reseting but to no avail.
Still it sounds like weak batteries. Be sure to use either rechargeable batteries ( charge for a minimum of 14 hours ) or alkaline. DO NOT USE "heavy duty" carbon-zinc cells - they're only good for low power equipment. ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P73 Digital Camera
After turning the camera on it goes to a full zoom mode. After 15 seconds the screen goes black. After 1 minute the camera shuts off. During the 1 minute the camera is on, none of the buttons work except you can switch over to view pics on the card.
Have you done anything recently like update the software on the camera? Can I get the make and model of the camera in question. Sounds like the camera board has gone bad with all of the symptoms that you are having. In this case then you would need t ... Digital Cameras