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Remaining images counter problem on *ist D

I got an *ist D in February. In July it developed a problem with reading the memory card. I sent it back to Pentax (in the UK) and after a month or so it came back. It was able to read the memory card again and function normally except that the remaining images counter seems to be stuck on 999. I sent it back again to try and have this problem resolved but it has come back in exactly the same condition it would appear. The count of remaining images is still reading 999 on switching on and it remains on that figure regardless of how many images are taken. This occurs with both a 1G microdrive I got with the camera and a 1G compact flash card I got subsequently. I have tried reformatting the memory but it made no difference. I have been back on to Pentax who have asked me to return the camera yet again. However, before doing that and having to be deprived of the camera for possibly another month I thought I would just ask here if anyone has encountered this problem before and if, by any chance, there is a simple solution available.

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Re: Remaining images counter problem on *ist D

I've had this problem... it was, of course, the quality setting which was reduced to lowest by whoever was doing the repair. I have never used this setting almost always using the *** setting or RAW. When I set these I get the kind of numbers I was used to in my remaining images counter. I am so glad I came on this forum and now the only fly in my ointment is the embarassment I feel for not having spotted the problem and the realisation that this may have been the problem before and I need not have sent my camera off on the second occasion.

Posted on Sep 08, 2005

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