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How to unlock a Pentax Optio W10

My Optio W10 seems to randomly lock itself so that I cannot access the menu options to change any of the camera settings. I can still take pictures and view the pictures I've taken. I can also turn my flash on/off, change the drive mode, and the focus mode (the three buttons surrounding the OK button), however when I hit the Mode or Menu buttons, a yellow padlock icon is displayed on the left of the screen.

Any ideas to unlock it?

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Press menu and the trash / delete buttons at the same time. Hold for 3 seconds until it beeps. WALA unlocked:):)

Posted on May 02, 2008

Hit mode then trash can

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OK, if the memory card itself is locked, you might sometimes get this error code. All you need to do is to take out the memory card and switch the lever on the left side to the unlock.

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If the error is still displayed after you did the above, you might want to try the card in another camera.

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If you open you sd slot and look inside with a sharp light , you should be able to see on the left side of the slot there is a little copper or spring steel lever switch. This switch work as follows:

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Contrary to popular belief ,the little tab on the sd card is not an electronic switch and does not physically influence the card operation itself. If you put a locked card into a camera without a sd lock switch , you would still be able to use the card normally.

It is incredible difficult to fix this switch because of space limitations in the sd card. Look into the sd slot and if you can see the switch , use a needle to pull the little tab down toward the base of the camera by about 2mm or until it works being careful not to bend it.

If this does not resolve your problem , there might be a short in the switch circuit and the camera will need to be disassembled to resolve this error. This should cost no more than $50.

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To get to the settings menu press the menu button then press the right button on the controller to get to the setting menu.

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