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My pentax k100d has a memory card error

My camera was working fine until one day i took the sd card out and inserted it back in and it shows up with a memory card error. i recently bought a new sd card and i still get the same message. i don't know what to do.

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  • safariarchiv Nov 07, 2008

    SAME WITH K20D

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    I've just downloaded photos off my SD card. When I put it back - 'Memory Card Error'. How do I fix this??

  • F1shsk1 Apr 14, 2009

    K100 will no longer accept 4gb sd cards. 2 gb and 1gb's are ok.

    what's up ??

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Trun the camera off and remove the batteries. Leave it for at least a minute before inserting the batteries. Put the car in and turn the camera on.

The firmware in these cameras can get confused. Removing the batteries for a minuite or two will allow the camera circuits to discharge and so it will reset from start when powered-up again.

If this does not work then the camera may need to be sent away for repair. This need not be expensive it could be as simple as re-programming the camera. (Their program memory is writeable and so it can be accidentally altered under certian circunstsances. It may be possible to do this yourself using the downloadable firmware upgrade, but I would let someone else try thet first!)

However, it is just possible that the new card is also faulty!

Check the cards in your PC by obtaining a SD card reader to allow you to plug it directly into your PC.

For reference I would always recommend inserting and removing memory cards with the camera turned off. I would also use the SD card reader to load the images into the PC. Unplugging devices form the USB port can be harmful to some devices. Check the bottom right of your PC screen for an 'safe unplug' icon when things are plugged in.


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