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Forgets settings My optio s40 worked well until just after the warranty expired. Then it started acting up. It maintains the default settings in auto mode. It allows me to change them, but when I shut it off and power up again, it has returned to the default settings. In Pict mode, it maintains EV +1, AWB as flourescent lighting and image size as one higher than the smallest size. Again, I can change the settings, but when I shut it off and power up again, these are the settings it has. Any ideas of how to get it to remember the last settings I had?

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Re: forgets settings

I had the same problem. Pentax told me to format the memory inside the camera (take out the memory stick and camera will be set to camera memory). This works! (though i have to do it approx every 200pics, the problem keeps coming back!)

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