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08-13-2008, 03:33 PM   #1
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Optio W10 turn-on problem

Hello, all. I have inherited from my grad-school daughter an Optio W10. I charged up the battery, turned it on and got the date/time settings done. Then I hit OK -- and the camera shut itself off!

Further atttempts to turn it on result in this: The Optio logo comes up on the screen for about 4 seconds -- and it turns itself off again. It never gets to a "battery depleted" message.

So, I'm wondering: Is it a battery problem, or something inside this electronic marvel? I'd hate to drop $30 for a new battery only to find it's something else, but if a new battery is the cure, it's no problem.

Gotta say, my ol' K1000 SLR never gave me such a problem! (Old film guy harumphs off into the twilite...)

08-29-2008, 12:45 AM   #2
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Try cleaning the connections and make sure you lock the door after inserting the battery.
If it is the original battery, it could just be not holding a charge anymore. Take the camera into a store that sells Pentax. They won't have the W10 but should have a W30 or W60. Ask them if you can try the battery from their demo model in your camera.

Maybe that's why your daughter gave it to you.
08-29-2008, 11:16 AM   #3
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It sure sounds like a caput battery to me but I certainly cant say that with any certainty. if it uses the same D-LI63 Lithium-Ion that my M40 uses, those things are prone to going bad. I purchased a new rayovac for I think $45. I think either B&H or Adorama (dont remember which one) had the Pentax brand for slightly cheaper though.
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