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05-09-2012, 12:34 AM   #1
Angus1829
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Battery/ Charger fault optio rz18

Everytime I turn on my pentax optio RZ18, the screen turns on, the lens extends, it makes the turning on sound, beeps three times and then the zoom compresses and it turns off. It sounds as though the battery is dead, and this makes sense as the last time I used it the battery was on critical. The problem is, that the when I put the battery in the supplied charger pack, I slot the battery in, the light goes on for <10seconds and hten turns off.

I am quite sure the power source is good. I am quite sure when I put my battery in and turn the camera on, that the battery is dead... So I think it's either a bad Charger (as the battery doesn't feel quite secure) or just a bad battery.

So is it the battery charger?
Can Pentax replace the charger (as I bought the camera definitely < 4months ago)

Thanks,
Angus.

05-09-2012, 07:01 AM   #2
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I would send everything including your camera back to be replaced.
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