20 Most Recent Pentax Optio SV Digital Camera Questions & Answers

its proprietary software has the problem maybe a files command or execution algorithm already missing or corrupt, or in the built storage memory has problem

Pentax Optio SV... • Answered on Feb 12, 2011

Hi there please follow the steps and let me know the result.
1. Ensure batteries are fully charged & clean the battery connector point in side the battery compartment.
2. Look carefully between the lens and the camera body for any sand, dirt or any damaged etc.
3. Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck
4. Try removing batteries and memory card, wait 5 minutes and refit the battery only.
5. Now turn on camera( with out card ) and see ,if working then fix the memory card & again turn on the camera. If working then fine . Otherwise format the memory card and fix back in camera again & try. Make sure before format the memory card take a back up all photos in your computer then format. If no luck then reset or restore the camera setting by pressing Menu key for 2 sec .. in not done the press both Menu & self time key for 2 - 4 sec.
i hope it will gives you success

Pentax Optio SV... • Answered on Jan 14, 2011


Thank you for using FixYa for your problem

Always check the batteries first but if is it still giving the same fault, your camera is faulty.
It should be taken to an authorized repair centre for a repair estimate. Very few digital cameras have any user-serviceable parts.

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Pentax Optio SV... • Answered on Dec 01, 2009

I cannot for the life of me understand why your pictures are coming out backwards. When you take a picture of a person pointing to the left, does the picture come out with them pointing to the right?

Pentax Optio SV... • Answered on Nov 10, 2009

I have the same problem with my camera and the following activities solved it. Remove batteries and clean contacts of battery's host (include cover). Check as well that contacts are not bended and didn't lost their springiness. Good luck !

Pentax Optio SV... • Answered on Nov 29, 2008

Pentax camera creates an own folder at each inserted SD card. So, try to find your image and video files in the folder named 100PENTX. For example, my camera saves the shot images into folder: SD card:\DCIM\100PENTX.

Pentax Optio SV... • Answered on Sep 08, 2005

I think it is pretty obvious that your camera isn't going into full 12 hour mode and is displaying a combination of 12 hour (am/pm) and the usual 24 hour time. This could not come from anything other than a firmware error, and will be common to all SV's with the same firmware version. Almost certainly Pentax will fix it with a firmware update within the next few weeks to a month once they know about the problem. So you've proved that the problem is in the review mode in the camera. Is it also embedded in the date for the file and in the EXIF information included in the file? I guess that if 24 hour time works, the temporary fix might be just to use 24 hour time.

Pentax Optio SV... • Answered on Sep 08, 2005

Never remove or insert a memory card while the camera is turned on. Try removing the battery, waiting about 30 minutes, and then putting in a freshly charged battery. Never remove or insert a memory card while the camera is turned on!!!!!!

Pentax Optio... • Answered on Apr 13, 2018

Put it in the airing cupboard to dry out for 48 hours

Pentax Optio... • Answered on May 11, 2016

Hi. Your camera is too old to accept that big a card. The camera will let you know what size it will accept. Just keep putting larger sizes until it stops. Hope that helps.

Pentax Optio... • Answered on May 29, 2015

The green light only means the memory card is getting power. That nothing else comes on indicates a serious problem that requires a trip to your local camera shop for help.

Pentax Optio... • Answered on Feb 06, 2015

The Pentax Optio WG-2 takes an OEM manufactured battery or one designed for it. Google "Pentax Optio WG-2 replacement battery" or do a Amazon.com search for the same and you'll get thousands of options where to buy.

Pentax Optio... • Answered on Nov 07, 2014

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