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Memory Card error message

I have two Pentax K100D camera bodies but one Camera displays message Memory Card Error when a 4GB memory card is inserted but not when other sized cards are used, the other camera does not.

The Camera House rep said i may be able to configure the card to my camera by down loading a program to the to the card from the Pentax site on the internet, which program do i look for.

I have tried formatting the card with no change to the error message.

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The K100D works with SD cards. Your 4GB card is actually an SDHC card. While it fits into the slot is is electronically incompatible.

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SOURCE: Pentax K100D will not power up

First make sure you are using fresh lithium batteries. These cameras indicate low batteries quite early on. Rechargeables even when freshly charged are marginal.

If the problem persists remove the batteries. Set the camera switch to the off position. Set the focus switch to manual. Wait at least a minute. Then replace the batteries and switch on again.

Operating with low batteries can confuse the firmware and it may be stuck in a low-battery loop. If this is the case this should reset the camera by allowing the electronics to power-down completely.

If this does not work you wiil have to contact pentax support.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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