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Optio 33WR screen issues

I recently used the camera functions to delete all the images on the memory card (usually I do this with the the computer). Since then, it won't take pictures. Back display shows no image, but only a window of light that runs vertically for about 25 % of the screen, and moves as your move the camera relative to the ambient light. I have checked every setting I can, swapped memory cards, removed batter (it's new) , etc. Still no luck. It has had no shocks, drops, or bad treatment.

I fear that in navigating the menu, I inadvertently hit some global setting that nuked it. Any clues, are greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,
Bruce in Antarctica

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SOURCE: Bug in the Optio S40?

I've never had my S40 "wipe" any of my SD cards, but I have had it not recognize the card as readable when I first insert it. Every time that has happened, reinserting the card once or twice has solved the problem.

Posted on Sep 08, 2005

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SOURCE: Optio 33WR SD Card Capacity

Don't own the camera - but the figures indicate the 512 should hold a max of 250. Please have a look at the following: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/O33WR/33WRDATA.HTM

Posted on Sep 08, 2005

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SOURCE: Memory card locked!??

What you need to do is take out the card, and on the side of it there should be a little gray thing which can slide up and down. It needs to be slid all the way up. I hope this helps!!

Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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Hello

OK, if the memory card itself is locked, you might sometimes get this error code. All you need to do is to take out the memory card and switch the lever on the left side to the unlock.

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If the error is still displayed after you did the above, you might want to try the card in another camera.

If the card works in another camera . the problem is with your card reader in your camera.

If you open you sd slot and look inside with a sharp light , you should be able to see on the left side of the slot there is a little copper or spring steel lever switch. This switch work as follows:

1. When no card is inserted / no write protection , the switch is open and thus the protection is off.
2. When locked card is inserted , the tab is depressed and tells the camera that the card is lock.

Contrary to popular belief ,the little tab on the sd card is not an electronic switch and does not physically influence the card operation itself. If you put a locked card into a camera without a sd lock switch , you would still be able to use the card normally.

It is incredible difficult to fix this switch because of space limitations in the sd card. Look into the sd slot and if you can see the switch , use a needle to pull the little tab down toward the base of the camera by about 2mm or until it works being careful not to bend it.

If this does not resolve your problem , there might be a short in the switch circuit and the camera will need to be disassembled to resolve this error. This should cost no more than $50.

Please feel free to contact me if you need further information

Kind regards
Andrea

Posted on Nov 24, 2010

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