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ERROR A90 WHEN I TURN ON THE CAMERA I GET ON THE DYSPLAY AN ERROR A90. WHAT DOE'S IT MEAN ? HOW CAN I SOLVE THAT PROBLEM ? SINCERLY A90

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  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    My Pentax Optio has memory card error on it. Does not shut off until timer tells it to close. I put a new card in and all it showes is screen with big m pentax optio and never goes any where else. I have to take card out to close. If Ihave to send it in where in Texas do I have a choice?

  • ivan369 Aug 15, 2008

    Hi,I tried to follow the flashing steps i read arownd the net - bin file in root dir (sd card) - goto secret menu - initialize successful - menu + power on - baterry full - and then - ver : 1.01 and after about 6 seconds a90 error! dont know what to do.tried it a several times and it is allways the same - no sign of loading screen and complete message after flashing just a90 and i am almoust sure that i do it corectly

  • MV1018 Aug 27, 2008

    Had this camera for years and always worked fine. Yesterday after taking a picture in digital filter mode, I turned the camera off because it was not responding after taking a photo. At first, I just kept getting a black screen. The camera would turn on, but would not go into capture mode. I kept turning it on and off trying to get it to operate to no avail. Now I just keep getting a screen with A90. I checked the instruction manual and at the bottom of page 40 it cautions -- the display cannot be turned off in this mode. This is the only reference to my problem--and so now I am at a loss not knowing if this did damage to the camera.

  • patrispieg Aug 29, 2008

    I just keep getting a screen with A90. I checked the instruction and the display cannot be turned off in this mode.

  • lav_fer Feb 18, 2009

    hi i'm val... i have a problem about my camera. I have a pentax "optio s". I just connected i to the television then suddenly after gettng connected the display of the camera has a damaged, it can take pictures and videos and the menu box appeared but it does'nt contain the text that says "delete or cancel" when i tried to delete the pictures that i taken... please help me about this problem. thank you...

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I had fixed a friends Camera witch had a same problem as yours.
You have to down load File name : fwdc110p

I did save this file on the root directory of the flash card.

Then I fully charged the battery (I got this idea from the Pentax site)
I opened the "secret menu" by pressing the MENU-FLASH and the POWER button at the same time.
Once menu opened, I pressed the FOCUS button twice then (FLOWER, MOUNTAIN, MF) symbol twice after this two toggles to the right with the OK button.
Then press the MENU button once again.
So the menu screen open now.

Down toggle of the OK button, go to ROM UPDATE then go down to "SYSTEM INITIAL" and press OK.
Press another OK to re-initialize your camera.
Once this has been done, turn your camera off.

Turn camera on again opening your camera with the MENU+Power ON procedure...finally this should be posting "Complete" after the "Loading"
When it shows Complete, turn camera off.

You are finished and your camera should be ready to work again.

At least this is how I fixed my friends A90 error message.

The firm ware is here: http://www.badongo.com/file/707791

If you have problem finding it or down loading it. Send me an email to romesz@hotmail.com with Pentax Optio in the subject line and I will email it to you.

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From internet:


An A90 error means that there is a electrical fault on the main printed circuit board, and can only be repaired by sending the camera in for repair through your Pentax dealer.
I hope that your question has been answered to your satisfaction.
With kind regards,


Wim van Kleef
Pentax Digital Camera Support Team

(with cut and paste from ; )http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1028&message=23626964

my sugesstion is after reading this go to your pentax supplier and ask them for a investigation repair (the don't repair yet but investigate what is defect and how much the repair costs would be (normaly is that you pay a amount of money and mostly it is deducted from the repair bill if you decide to let it be fixt. (ask them if they would act so , otherwhise sue them for a not good product)

Posted on Apr 26, 2008

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OK Guys...After fidgitting for hours on this with the bits & pieces on this forum & on others...here's how I got it to finally work:

A- I have a Pentax Opio S hence I had to get the "fwdc110p.bin" file here:

http://www.pentax.de/mediapool/attachments/photo/100/104/46139/fwdc110p.zip

Optio S4, S4i & S5i shall use another file. Don't really know for S4 but for S4i & S5i, there on the Pentax customer service website at:

http://www.pentaximaging.com/customer_care/software_firmware?sfFlag=f

B- Drop this file on your SD Card at the root directory (same level as DCIM folder) or as described by the following link and then close your camera to OFF:

http://www.pentaximaging.com/customer_care/show_firmware?firmId=1020

Attention: Do not load this file yet onto the camera i.e. the menu+power on procedure, follow step C first...

C- Open the now infamous "Secret Menu" in order to re-initialize your camera prior to re-installing the new firm ware:

Simultaneously press MENU + Flash symbol button + Power ON...a white screen with data written in black should show.

Then a sequence of buttons must be pressed: 2 times the focus button (flower, mountain, MF symbols button) followed by 2 toggles to the Right of the "OK" button...then press MENU once and voilà...ze Secret Menu appears !

Using the down toggle of the OK button, go to "SYSTEM INITIAL" and press OK. Press another OK to re-initialize your camera.

Once this has been completed, turn your camera off.

D- Load the firm ware by opening your camera with the MENU+Power ON procedure...finally this should be posting "Complete" after the "Loading" message, instead of the "Error!" that we initially kept on having.

Your camera should be working perfectly ! Only thing, is that you will have to redo your personal settings on it from scratch...but hey, this is much better than to wait for months to get your camera back from Pentax and save that money for your next photogenic trip !

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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SOURCE: ERROR A90

I just fixed a friends Pentax Optio S.
I do have the firm ware file it is 1.222kb in size, it is in zip format.
File name : fwdc110p

I did save this file on the flash card.

Then I fully charged the battery (I got this from the Pentax site)
I opened the "secret menu" by pressing the MENU-FLASH and the POWER button at the same time.
Once menu opened, I pressed the FOCUS twice then (FLOWER, MOUNTAIN, MF) symbol twice after this two toggles to the right with the OK button.
Then press the MENU button once again.
So the menu screen open now.
Down toggle of the OK button, go to ROM UPDATE then go down to "SYSTEM INITIAL" and press OK. Press another OK to re-initialize your camera.
Once this has been done, turn your camera off.

Turn camera on again opening your camera with the MENU+Power ON procedure...finally this should be posting "Complete" after the "Loading"
When it shows Complete, turn camera off.

You are finished and your camera should be ready to work again.

At least this is how I fixed my friends A90 error message.

The firm ware is here: http://www.badongo.com/file/707791

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http://www.badongo.com/file/707791


B- Drop this file on your SD Card at the root directory (same level as DCIM folder) or as described by the following link and then close your camera to OFF:

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A- I have a Pentax Opio S hence I had to get the "fwdc110p.bin" file here:

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