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My pentax optio s5i got latched to vedio mode, no other mode is working as MENU button not working , vedio is ok. pl. help

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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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Re: 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.

Posted on Sep 24, 2007

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Can I use 4gb memory card in pentax optio s5i support

No. The S5i works with SD cards, which max out at 2GB. It will not work with higher-capacity SDHC cards.

May 06, 2014 | Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera

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How can I access the photos in the camera memory? Is there a way to copy them to the memory card?

Press the MENU button in Playback mode. Use the four-way controller to select [Copy image & sound]. Press right on the four-way controller. Use the four-way controller to select "Camera to SD" and press the OK button. All files are copied to the SD card.

Nov 17, 2010 | Pentax Optio S5i 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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Optio S5I photo's outdoor are overexposed

Your lens shutter is not closing, causing the overexposure. Your lens will need to be replaced or rebuilt. Sorry.

Nov 12, 2008 | Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera

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USB driver for the Pentax Optio S5i available here.

Feb 28, 2008 | Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera

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OK Guys...After fidgitting for hours on this with the bits & pieces on this forum & on'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:

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:

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...

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 S5i

I have lost my cd for my optio s5i pentax camera and have a new laptop how can I get another cd or download software so I can transfer photos onto my laptop

Jan 28, 2008 | Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera

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I had the same problem - try this. Switch to playback mode by hitting the play button. In playback mode try the menu button (It worked for me). In the settings scroll down to the reset option and reset all camera settings.

Hope this works for you

Dec 11, 2007 | Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera

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Camera turns on in voice recording mode only

Easiest way......check if your camera has a factory default mode. Most devices do. If yes, select it.

Aug 26, 2006 | Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera

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