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12-07-2018, 08:08 AM   #1
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Non start after inserting batteries

Had the batteries out over the summer due to non use, today I reinserted them and recieved a battery depleted icon. Checked batteries and they were very good. Inserted new batteries and didn't eve llight up the screen....... What am I doing wrong?

12-07-2018, 08:29 AM   #2
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forgot to mention camera is a K 100 D
12-07-2018, 08:45 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forums

sorry to hear about the problem, I hope someone here can help you out.

if you need the manual, here is a link to a PDF

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/support/man-pdf/k100d.pdf

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Carefully clean the contacts in the battery compartment. What type of batteries are you using?, are they the same ones you last used?

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QuoteOriginally posted by ramseybuckeye Quote
Carefully clean the contacts in the battery compartment. What type of batteries are you using?, are they the same ones you last used?
Energizer lithium, used them for several years and had no failures other than the usual depletion. Contacts are bright and shiny...
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Insert the batteries but don't turn the camera on for an hour. Sounds a daft idea but it is believed that the slow trickle of power helps the camera and functions to wake up.
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QuoteOriginally posted by spinno Quote
Insert the batteries but don't turn the camera on for an hour. Sounds a daft idea but it is believed that the slow trickle of power helps the camera and functions to wake up.
^^^. This here. The internal battery (capacitor) has lost all power due to not having a battery installed for so long. It may take some time with the battery installed and just setting.
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I wonder if the OP has or can obtain the optional AC power cord K- AC -10 ( page 28 of the owner's manual I linked to ) to see if that would allow the camera to turn on

I did find a third party cord, perhaps it might work ?:

Amazon.com: USB AV A/V TV Video Cable/Cord/Lead For Pentax Optio K100D K-100/D K-10/D K10D: Home Audio & Theater


USB AV A/V TV Video Cable/Cord/Lead For Pentax Optio K100D K-100/D K-10/D K10D


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Hey guys Tks for all the responses, although the batteries all checked out ok, but didn't work, I next tried alkalines and things "lit up", so I went out and bought some new lithiums and viola. After reading all your reply's I believe the act of repeated attempts did the same as putting it aside for a while and "woke" it up. Thanks again now I"m ready to roll again. Love this camera and wouldn't trade it for anything.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dick gutliph Quote
Hey guys Tks for all the responses, although the batteries all checked out ok, but didn't work, I next tried alkalines and things "lit up", so I went out and bought some new lithiums and viola. After reading all your reply's I believe the act of repeated attempts did the same as putting it aside for a while and "woke" it up. Thanks again now I"m ready to roll again. Love this camera and wouldn't trade it for anything.
great news

now if you would like to

I'm sure I'm not the only one who wants to see some of your photos posted to the forums
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Hmmm I don't think I did this right, but I did try to upload a recent image (3)
I found the files, downloaded them but the only thing I see is the listing of the files at the bottom of this form ?maybe I'll hit submit and then they will attach, here goes

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What do you know......... Next time I"ll find some better "work"
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nice

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the light " framed " by the piers
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Nice shots! Glad to see your back in business!
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