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Pentax otio 33lf camera suddenly won't go

The camera was on, I inserted the scandisk 256 card, the camera screen said 'card is not formatted', then it shut down and has so far absolutely refused to switch on again,new batteries unsuccessful.

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Re: pentax otio 33lf camera suddenly won't go

Try removing the card and see if it will turn on with just the internal memory--or try different memory card if you have one.
Had a somewhat similar problem with a new 1GB card when I shut camera off while it was still saving an image. Camera would come on, take a picture all by itself and freeze up. After using a couple of other cards it magically worked on the bad card

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