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Problem in my Pentax s4i

I have found a little problem with my S4i which is that two times it hanged!!! Neither the on-off button works, so I must put off the battery!!! It hanged when I was pushing the shutter button. I'm testing it to decide if I must return it or not!.

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How do I solve my A90 prob?


I just fixed a friends Pentax Optio S4i.
You want to extract this file.
File name : O4IE101W.EXE
Format your SD card in my computer. Open the O4IE101W.EXE on your desktop. It makes the file fwdc124p.bin. Put the fwdc124p.bin on the SD card.
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.pentaximaging.com/support/manuals-and-literature/
navigate to your camera

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hey if it automatically turns on if you put the battery that only means that the switch is stuck..

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Optio S4i will not turn on?


Your problem is part of the dreaded A90 error code these cameras get. My camera had this last year and updated firmware cured it till this month when my wife let the battery go dead and the problem returned, but firmware update won't fix it this time around.Go to Pentax site and download new firmware for camera. Follow instructions that come from Pentax on the download to install software. Its pretty easy. These are cheap cameras as far as Pentax is concerned. They only work for about 2 years, based on other users and my experience. Good luck

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Try loading this Firmware update...
http://www.pentaximaging.com/customer_care/show_firmware?firmId=1020
I was having the same problems and my camera works great now after loading the update.

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Forget the LCD. The optical viewfinder shows only 72-77% of the actual picture. Just align the edges of the viewfinder and you will have plenty of overlap for stitching. I find it much easier to get accurate panorama shots with the optical finder anyway. You can lock the angle and just rotate your shoulders – much easier than holding the camera in front of you. Are you sure the S4i locks the exposure in panorama mode? My S4 doesn’t, which is one of my beefs with the camera.

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