Question about Pentax Optio S6 Digital Camera
My PC which runs on XP home does not recognise my Optio S6 dig camera. It was working fine from last 2 years. There is a message that comes ‘ excessive current drawn”. The PC wand cable work well with my other Nikon Dig camera.
Is it a camera hardware problem or any other?
Consider 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.
Posted on Aug 30, 2012
Since you asked so nicely, here's a link to the manual:
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
Face the card towards you, look for a small white tab on the left hand side of the card, to unlock it push the tab down, it will be at the side of the card like this .
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Posted on May 29, 2009
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Sounds like the LCD is faulty, but there are a number of things that can cause the LCD to play up too
Always check the batteries first (check that the voltage is correct with a volt meter) but if is it still giving the same fault, your camera is faulty.
It should be taken to an authorized repair centre for a repair estimate. Very few digital cameras have any user-serviceable parts.
Anything is fixable but it is more "is it cost effective"
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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