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I have an old Pentax S3 camera I bought in 2004, I recently ran into the A 90 screen I've now found that a lot of people have been having problems with. I found instructions on using the fwdc110p file to fix the problem but all the posts have been 2 years old and the links are dead to the file. Does anyone know where to find this file anymore? I've searched a few downloading sites and bittorrent sites with no success. Someone please help me with this, I love my camera!

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Have you gone to the support section of the Pentax website?

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

  • jandapete Oct 16, 2010

    Yes, they don't have anything for the Pentax Optio S in firmware, I finally found it in the Pentax S4i. It's a different file but I'm going to test it, I'll post if it works.

  • jandapete Oct 16, 2010

    Didn't work, but at least didn't make it worse....still looking for the fwdc110p file.
    Found the one for the Optio S4i here:http://www.pentaximaging.com/support/man...

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