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256 Sandisk SD card problem with an Optio 33LF

I would like to know, where can a find a Firmware Update for my Optio 33LF, Compatible with the version 1.01 I had the same problem, message displayed: Camera cannot display this images, and the camera had frozen!

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Re: 256 Sandisk SD card problem with an Optio 33LF

Optio 33LF Firmware Upgrade Information & Instructions: This firmware corrects "camera freezing & cannot display images" issues with Sandisk & Black's 128MB & 256MB Secure Digital Cards. This problem is occurred because Sandisk changed the manufacturing location from the Philippine's to China during production of the Optio 33LF. They also change the electronic chip used the SD Card which caused a compatibility problems with Pentax, Minolta, Palm and other digital device manufacturers. In turn this also caused a problem with Black's SD Cards as they are manufactured by Sandisk. Therefore, we had to release a Firmware Upgrade for the Optio 33LF to correct compatibility issues with these SD Cards. HOW TO CHECK WHAT THE CURRENT FIRMWARE VERSION: Confirm the current firmware version by pushing and "HOLDING DOWN" the "Right Arrow & Right Zoom" button located at the back of the Optio 33LF. While continuing to hold the "Right Arrow & Right Zoom" button turn the POWER on the Optio 33LF. The current firmware version will be displayed on the LCD. If the firmware version reads "Current Version 01.01.05.04" then your cameras firmware is up to date. If you do not have the current version, then please refer to the information listed below. Please be sure to upgrade your camera. You can download the firmware from the following link. Please be sure to follow the instructions listed below. Firmware Download: http://www.pentax.ca/support/digitalsoftware/fwdc113p.elf Firmware Update Instructions: Please refer bellow to learn how to upgrade the firmware on the Optio 33LF. Should you have any problems please contact our customer service department. I have included our contact information bellow. PLEASE NOTE: 1. It is very important that the batteries do not deplete during the firmware upgrade as this will damage your camera. Therefore, please check your battery indicator prior to the firmware upgrade. FIRMWARE UPGRADE #1. Save the attached firmware "fwdc113p.elf" to your Desktop. #2. Put a Secure Digital Card in your Camera. #3. Format the Secure Digital Card to be sure that no other information remains on the Card. (Refer to page 86 of your Operating Manual) #4. From your Desktop right click on the firmware "fwdc113p.elf" and select "COPY" #5. Double Click on "My Computer" you should see your "REMOVABLE DISK" #6. Right Click on the "Removable Disk" and select "PASTE" Once the "fwdc113p.elf" file has been copied to the Secure Digital Card, be sure to properly disconnect your USB device if you are using Windows Me, 2000 or XP. For instructions on how to disconnect a USB device with Windows 2000, please refer to the Optio 33LF Operating Manual. Now that you have the Firmware on the Secure Digital Card. #1. Be sure the Secure Digital Card containing the Firmware Upgrade "fwdc113p.elf" is in the camera. #2. Be sure that your batteries are fully charged as you do not want the

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