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I have exactly the same problem, I'm guessing that the flash capacitor has died. I'm using the camera for outdoor work only at the moment, when I get desperate I might try taking the top off to see if I can find the capacitor.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Jun 12, 2013


Hi John. Copy this URL into your browser (ignore parenthesis)
http://download2.minoltaeurope.com/openmind/technic/document/manlibph.nsf/622833998DA14BE0C1256D3C0031D623/$file/D_S414_E.PDF

This will download the Instruction Manual in pdf format. Link still works, but when Minolta/Konica Europe realise it's still there - they will probably delete it! Suggest anyone wanting this manual gets it quickly!

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Dec 18, 2011


Go to this website and try the fixes listed....one of them may "kickstart" your camera.

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Oct 29, 2011


Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program, such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Jun 29, 2011


Any brand will do, but use only old type 2GB SD cards, no SDHC types.
I would recommend Transcend, Kingston or Sandisk, etc.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on May 09, 2011


This camera is NOT suitable for SDHC type cards, only SD cards with memory size till 2GB.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on May 09, 2011


Check your manual to see if your camera accepts a card that large.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on May 09, 2011


The S414 was designed to work with SD cards. Your 4GB card is actually an SDHC card. While it will fit into the slot, it will not work. You need to stay with SD cards, 2GB and smaller.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on May 09, 2011


Be sure you have real fresh Alkaline batteries or fresh recharched NiMh batteries.
The best rechargeable batteries are the ENELOOP (from Sanyo), these have a very, very low discharge, so after a week the camera still works without the problem of turning off after a few seconds.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on May 09, 2011


The best batteries are rechargeable NiMh batteries of the ENELOOP (Sanyo) type.
These batteries have a very, very low discharge. Some other brands have such types too.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on May 09, 2011


Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Apr 20, 2011


Lens shutter FPC maybe broken.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Feb 15, 2011


When you bought the camera you must have got a cord or a wire which connect the camera to the computer. And also a software CD to install the cameras software on your computer. You need to first install the software on to your computer and then connect the camera to your computer with the cord or the cable. once you have done that you will have an option available to transfer the photos on to your computer. I suggest you to go through the manual which is available with the camera or on the CD which has a guide that helps you to do the same.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Jan 10, 2011


It's impossible. The KM Dimage S414 takes compact flash cards, but it was never designed to handle that high a capacity. The user manual does not state an upper limit, but from my own memory of your model the maximum capacity it could reliably handle was 512MB and with some brands of memory (Kingston for definite) it worked with 1GB.

There is no way around this: the limit is purely down to hardware limitations which existed when your camera was designed seven years ago. Your only fix is to obtain a compact flash card of preferably no greater than 512MB capacity, don't pay extra for cards which claim to offer speed advantages as your camera cannot take advantage of those benefits. You may be able to get one free if you look on your local FreeCycle/Freegle groups as many people will have these lying around unused after upgrading and they have no resale value.

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Konica Minolta... | Answered on Sep 30, 2010


http://uscamera.com/1min034-5.htm

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Jun 14, 2010


You can try formatting the card on a computer and then trying another format on the camera. If that doesn't help, try another card.

If multiple cards don't work in the camera, I'd start suspecting the camera.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Feb 13, 2010


Try to format the card first. Sometimes, if there is data on the card, the camera will not be able to read it. You should always format memory cards on the camera that they will be used on.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Dec 17, 2009

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