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I am having trouble with my Pentax Optio E40 camera in that it keeps saying built in memory full. The last time this happened (yesterday) I was told by someone to fix this by reformatting the camera. So that is what I did. Today when I was shotting picture it said the same thing as yesterday Built in memory full. Help.

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  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    how long does it take to format a 2GB card using the E-40



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The built-in memory only has about 8 pictures or so. You have to buy a memory card to insert in the same section where the batteries are inserted.

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Yes you can play back the images and/or delete them from the internal memory from the camera. I strongly recommend an SD card in the future. The internal memory can hold a maximum of about 87 pictures at the lowest resolution (2 pictures at the highest resolution). It'll be easiest to view the current pictures without an SD card in place.

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To delete the picture that you are looking at, press the green/trash button to the right of the Menu button. Then press the up/down arrows to reach Delete and click OK (in the center of the 4-way buttons). (See Page 100 (page 102) of the manual.)

If you press the green button twice, you'll get a prompt to Delete all. That is similarly navigated with the up/down arrows and then OK.

Ricoh owns the Pentax Optio Line and has the manuals here: . (You'll need Adobe Reader to access the program.) The user manual is the second link.

I hope this helps.

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