Question about Pentax Optio S4i Digital Camera
When I turn the camera on I get the message "memory card error". The only button on the camera which then works is the menu button but it just brings up the screen and then the same error message. Yes, I have replaced the memory card and the first memory card works in our other camera so it is not a problem with the card. My computer also fails to recognise the camera when I connect it via the usb port. Any bright ideas?
Hey man I have the exact problem my one is exactly the same i need help for it
Posted on May 31, 2008
I have the same problem, just started this week. I've been using this camera for 4 years, over 8500 photos, with no problem like this...
Posted on Jun 10, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You need to format the card in the camera. Go into the menu and scroll to "format" and follow the on-screen instructions. This will erase and initialize the card . To download pictures, the most trouble-free way is to use a card reader and download to a folder you create on your desktop.
Posted on Nov 14, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
how to want to format you Memory card through Mobile and through computer. the both way i describe you let chose which one you look easy.
Switch off the mobile and Insert your memory card in mobile.
Press the white menu button.
Select "File mgr.".
Double-click on "E: Memory Card".
Select "Memory Card Options" and then "Format".
Formatting your memory card, flash drive or device:
1. Double-click My Computer, or Computer (for Vista)
2. Right-click the drive letter associated with your memory card, flash drive or device, then select Format
(in the sample image below, we right-clicked on H:)
WARNING: Make sure you select the correct drive letter.
3. Select a File system type.
NOTE: Select FAT32 for 4GB or higher capacities. FAT for 2GB or lower capacities
4. Click Start.
Memory card info and old cameras
Many previous old cameras and portable devices do not work if the card is formatted as FAT32 or NTFS file system. One of the following errors may occur if your device does not support FAT32 or NTFS:
- Error message asking to re-format the flash card.
- Error message that the flash card is not formatted.
- Error message indicating that the card is anomalous.
To resolve the above error, backup your data and reformat your memory card in FAT file system.
If the error persists, re-format the memory card using your camera or portable device.
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