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A90 error with pentax s5i (what is the secret menu?)

I did all the solutions in here but the thing is i cannot access the secret menu it is different with this model.. does anyone else know how to fix this? please...

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SOURCE: Error A90

The a90 error message, relates to an electronic fault on the main printed circuit board of the camera.

Posted on Jul 29, 2007

SOURCE: pentax optio s5i

Hold the OK key for 5 seconds while powering on the camera. this unlocks the menu and key modes.

Posted on Dec 04, 2007

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SOURCE: Pentax Optio S with trouble A90

ownload the firmware file from: http://rapidshare.de/files/9676896/fwdc110p.zip.html

Recharge your camera battery.



Format your floppy disk on your camera by plugging the camera in to your PC as usual, right-clicking on G: removable drive > format and following the basic instructions for quick format.

Unzip the firmware and place it in the root folder of your disk.

Unplug camera and switch it off.

Press ON+MENU+FlashIcon
MF MF RightOK RightOK Menu : the secret menu
ROM UPDATE > SYSTEM INITIAL > OK OK
OFF
MENU+ON
Then the dialog "Program Update (Yes, no) appears : YES
COMPLETE
OFF

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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SOURCE: I am unable to install the software for my pentax

Set your computer to Windows XP mode.

Posted on Jan 24, 2010

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SOURCE: i cant download pictures from my pentax optio s5i

Use a card reader instead of your camera.

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

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How do I solve my A90 prob?


I just fixed a friends Pentax Optio S4i.
You want to extract this file.
File name : O4IE101W.EXE
Format your SD card in my computer. Open the O4IE101W.EXE on your desktop. It makes the file fwdc124p.bin. Put the fwdc124p.bin on the SD card.
I did save this file on the flash card.

Then I fully charged the battery (I got this from the Pentax site)
I opened the "secret menu" by pressing the MENU-FLASH and the POWER button at the same time.
Once menu opened, I pressed the FOCUS twice then (FLOWER, MOUNTAIN, MF) symbol twice after this two toggles to the right with the OK button.
Then press the MENU button once again.
So the menu screen open now.
Down toggle of the OK button, go to ROM UPDATE then go down to "SYSTEM INITIAL" and press OK. Press another OK to re-initialize your camera.
Once this has been done, turn your camera off.

Turn camera on again opening your camera with the MENU+Power ON procedure...finally this should be posting "Complete" after the "Loading"
When it shows Complete, turn camera off.

You are finished and your camera should be ready to work again.

At least this is how I fixed my friends A90 error message.

The firm ware is here:
http://www.pentaximaging.com/support/manuals-and-literature/
navigate to your camera

Feb 27, 2010 | Pentax Optio S4i Digital Camera

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Can a pentax optio S5i support a 8GB memory card? Do I need to download a driver to support an 8GB memory card/


No the Pentax Optio S5i does not support an 8gb memory card.

8gb would be an SDHD card, the S5i came out before SDHD so it does not support them.

Standard Secure Digital Cards come up to 4GB in size so you could use one of these. The highest standard card I have is 2gb and that is fine in mine.

My S5i locks up if you put an SDHD card in.

The only firmware update that Pentax supply does not effect this, SDHD needs different hardware.

Jan 02, 2010 | Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera

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ERROR A90


from internet:


An A90 error means that there is a electrical fault on the main printed circuit board, and can only be repaired by sending the camera in for repair through your Pentax dealer.
I hope that your question has been answered to your satisfaction.
With kind regards,


Wim van Kleef
Pentax Digital Camera Support Team

(with cut and paste from ; )http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1028&message=23626964

my sugesstion is after reading this go to your pentax supplier and ask them for a investigation repair (the don't repair yet but investigate what is defect and how much the repair costs would be (normaly is that you pay a amount of money and mostly it is deducted from the repair bill if you decide to let it be fixt. (ask them if they would act so , otherwhise sue them for a not good product)

Apr 26, 2008 | Pentax Optio S Digital Camera

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A90


A- I have a Pentax Opio S hence I had to get the "fwdc110p.bin" file here:

http://www.badongo.com/file/707791


B- Drop this file on your SD Card at the root directory (same level as DCIM folder) or as described by the following link and then close your camera to OFF:

Attention: Do not load this file yet onto the camera i.e. the menu+power on procedure, follow step C first...


Important!!! Insert a fully charged battery or connect to an external power source.

C- Open the now infamous "Secret Menu" in order to re-initialize your camera prior to re-installing the new firm ware: Simultaneously press MENU + Flash symbol button + Power ON...a white screen with data written in black should show.

Then a sequence of buttons must be pressed: 2 times the focus button (flower, mountain, MF symbols button) followed by 2 toggles to the Right of the "OK" button...then press MENU once and voile...the Secret Menu appears!

Using the down toggle of the OK button, go to ROM UPDATE then go down to "SYSTEM INITIAL" and press OK. Press another OK to re-initialize your camera.

Once this has been completed, turn your camera off.

D- Load the firm ware by opening your camera with the MENU+Power ON procedure...finally this should be posting "Complete" after the "Loading" message, instead of the "Error!" that we initially kept on having.

Your camera should be working perfectly! Only thing is that you will have to redo your personal settings on it from scratch...but hey, this is much better than to wait for months to get your camera back from Pentax and save that money for your next photogenic trip!

Jan 31, 2008 | Pentax Optio S Digital Camera

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ERROR A90


OK Guys...After fidgitting for hours on this with the bits & pieces on this forum & on others...here's how I got it to finally work:

A- I have a Pentax Opio S hence I had to get the "fwdc110p.bin" file here:

http://www.pentax.de/mediapool/attachments/photo/100/104/46139/fwdc110p.zip

Optio S4, S4i & S5i shall use another file. Don't really know for S4 but for S4i & S5i, there on the Pentax customer service website at:

http://www.pentaximaging.com/customer_care/software_firmware?sfFlag=f

B- Drop this file on your SD Card at the root directory (same level as DCIM folder) or as described by the following link and then close your camera to OFF:

http://www.pentaximaging.com/customer_care/show_firmware?firmId=1020

Attention: Do not load this file yet onto the camera i.e. the menu+power on procedure, follow step C first...

C- Open the now infamous "Secret Menu" in order to re-initialize your camera prior to re-installing the new firm ware:

Simultaneously press MENU + Flash symbol button + Power ON...a white screen with data written in black should show.

Then a sequence of buttons must be pressed: 2 times the focus button (flower, mountain, MF symbols button) followed by 2 toggles to the Right of the "OK" button...then press MENU once and voilà...ze Secret Menu appears !

Using the down toggle of the OK button, go to "SYSTEM INITIAL" and press OK. Press another OK to re-initialize your camera.

Once this has been completed, turn your camera off.

D- Load the firm ware by opening your camera with the MENU+Power ON procedure...finally this should be posting "Complete" after the "Loading" message, instead of the "Error!" that we initially kept on having.

Your camera should be working perfectly ! Only thing, is that you will have to redo your personal settings on it from scratch...but hey, this is much better than to wait for months to get your camera back from Pentax and save that money for your next photogenic trip !

Jan 30, 2008 | Pentax Optio S4i Digital Camera

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Pentax optio s5i


Try taking out the batteries and re-inserting them after some time. If it doesnot work, most probably it is an hardware issue. Take it to the service center.

Sep 24, 2007 | Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera

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Error A90


The a90 error message, relates to an electronic fault on the main printed circuit board of the camera.

Jul 05, 2007 | Pentax Optio 430RS Digital Camera

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Freeze Up


A- I have a Pentax Opio S hence I had to get the "fwdc110p.bin" file here:

http://www.badongo.com/file/707791


B- Drop this file on your SD Card at the root directory (same level as DCIM folder) or as described by the following link and then close your camera to OFF:

Attention: Do not load this file yet onto the camera i.e. the menu+power on procedure, follow step C first...


Important!!! Insert a fully charged battery or connect to an external power source.

C- Open the now infamous "Secret Menu" in order to re-initialize your camera prior to re-installing the new firm ware: Simultaneously press MENU + Flash symbol button + Power ON...a white screen with data written in black should show.

Then a sequence of buttons must be pressed: 2 times the focus button (flower, mountain, MF symbols button) followed by 2 toggles to the Right of the "OK" button...then press MENU once and voile...the Secret Menu appears!

Using the down toggle of the OK button, go to ROM UPDATE then go down to "SYSTEM INITIAL" and press OK. Press another OK to re-initialize your camera.

Once this has been completed, turn your camera off.

D- Load the firm ware by opening your camera with the MENU+Power ON procedure...finally this should be posting "Complete" after the "Loading" message, instead of the "Error!" that we initially kept on having.

Your camera should be working perfectly! Only thing is that you will have to redo your personal settings on it from scratch...but hey, this is much better than to wait for months to get your camera back from Pentax and save that money for your next photogenic trip!

Sep 13, 2005 | Pentax Optio S Digital Camera

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