Battery Help, Please

WalnutCreek Zone 7b/8aAugust 15, 2010

I have an Pentax Optio that I just love even thought it is several years old. Yesterday, I charged a fresh battery to place in it. The problem occurred when the discharged battery would not pop up when I pushed the release button. I tried to get my fingernail under the battery to get it out but no luck. Do any of you have any idea how I can get the battery that is in the camera to release so I can get it out?

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Just an idea.. with our palm of the hand give it a good knock, or get
2 small screw driver to pry it up.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2010 at 1:16PM
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WalnutCreek Zone 7b/8a

I have hit it on my palm several times. The two screw drivers (or maybe tweezers) I will try. Thanks.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2010 at 3:27PM
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In the past have seen Dental floss threaders utilized to get a piece of floss around the back of the battery, then pop it out with the floss.

Another trick I saw just last year was the application of 5 minute epoxy to the flat head of a nail and then placing it against the side of the battery. once the epoxy is set use this to pull the battery out. Be Very, Very careful with the epoxy. don't get on anything but the battery.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2010 at 9:39PM
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WalnutCreek Zone 7b/8a

Trying to get the battery out with screw drivers and tweezers did not work.

I will give troutwind's suggestions a try.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2010 at 10:12AM
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This sounds like a malfunction of the release mechanism, please don't
pull too hard when you use glue, otherwise the mechanism can break, a repair might have to be done internally by taking it apart.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2010 at 11:43PM
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WalnutCreek Zone 7b/8a

I have decided to take the camera to a camera shop. Although the release mechanism appears to be working, that must not be the case.

Thanks for your thoughts and ideas.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 11:13AM
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