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03-17-2014, 01:37 AM   #1
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Pentax Q10 Battery Stuck

Hi - My name is wally & this is my first venture into the forum.
I have bee a Pentax fan for years and own many Film SLRS, point & shoot & digital cameras. I recently purchased the Pentax Q10 and was pleased with it until I recharged the battery and replaced it backwards and now can't remove it, and of course use the camera. I have contacted Ricoh Canada but as far as I'm concerned this is an engineering screw up that should never have happened.
To design a camera o allow the insertion of a battery backwards and then not allow it's removal is totally deficient design. I'm surprised! wallyc

03-17-2014, 02:04 AM   #2
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The same thing happened to the lint filter in my dryer last week. I pushed it in with a moderate amount of force, so it was totally my fault. But after wiggling it a bit and pulling hard, I was able to get it out. Try grabbing the Q10's battery by its sides and see if that helps. Hope you're able to get it ou!

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03-17-2014, 04:23 AM   #3

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Perhaps a modification of this idea would work for you.
A year ago I had a customer bring in an android tablet with a stuck microSD card in the slot, they'd pushed it past the eject spring.
To remove it, I grabbed an old phone SIM and laid a thin bead of superglue along the edge of the SIM, carefully inserting into the SD slot until it contacted the SD card. After waiting a few moments for the superglue to set, I was able to pull the card out cleanly.
03-20-2014, 11:39 AM   #4
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Steve's idea has merit.
What I would do is but a small drop of superglue at each exposed end of the battery then place a short length of twine in a C configuration with the ends of the twine at each superglue spot.
Once the glue hardens you should be able to pull it out by with the twine.
Then just scrape off the glue residue afterwards.

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Exactly.... As I said "..a modification of this idea "
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QuoteOriginally posted by Steve.Ledger Quote
Exactly.... As I said "..a modification of this idea "
Heck yeah, I'm definitely keeping your idea in the back pocket for future use.

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