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Pentax A10 Have a three month Pentax A10 digial camera, with no previous problems. It now cannot read the SD memory card and won't take pics when the memory card is in the camera. This memory card will work in other cameras. Able to take a photo when the memory card is out of camera. Tried a different memory card - same problem. This happened after I took the card in to Walgreens to get some prints made. Can taking the card out of the camera and putting it back in damage the part of the camera that reads the card? If so- what do I do?

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  • WinstonSmith Mar 11, 2008

    "Card not formatted" displays at power-on, no matter what card is used.
    Cards are fine in all other devices.
    Attempting to format card in camera causes power-off.
    Camera will take photos using onboard memory.
    Pentax says, "Always format card in camera" and "Send camera in for repairs". (Not likely...)
    I suspect this is a firmware rather than hardware failure.
    (USB cable connection to PC also failed months ago...)

    This camera has been a disappointment since Day 1.
    I suspect I'll trash it and get a Canon or Sony

  • ThaFormula66 Dec 04, 2008

    I also have a similar problem with my Pentax A10, when i put a Card in it : Memory Card Failure but i can make pics with the build in Memory !


  • tanialcuella Jan 18, 2009

    Once I put in my SD Card the camera freezes and won't even power on or off. Camera works fine without the SD card. I have tried a 4G SD and also a 1G. Two different brands.



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Try another card in your camera but check the inside the card holder that you have not got a damaged connector in there. and format the card with the camera and not on pc. Hope that help you.

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