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You need to format the internal memory with no card in the camera. Then, you need to format the memory card in the camera.

Pentax Optio S5i... | Answered on Aug 24, 2019


Was the camera turned off, it must be turned on and set to USB to PC in settings menu.

Pentax Optio S5i... | Answered on Jun 20, 2017


Yes you can have dammaged the contacts in the memory card holder.
The some or all contacts could be bend, or even the switch (feeler notch) can be pusshed in or broken.
It is difficult to explain, that is why I also put a picture inhere.

You should use a light, and a magnifying glass to look in your camera.
The picture is from a memory card reader, but in your camera it should look the same. You can see nine contacts, and to the left on the picture you can see they look like a triangle. All contacts should look like thatand not one is allowed to be bend or have a dent.
When you look in the memory slot, to the right (not on the picture) you should see a little notch. That is the notch that reads the lock switch. Telling the camera the card is locked or unlocked.
If that part is missing, or broken, or inside the camera that switch is dammaged, your camera will keep telling you there is a card error.

Waht could you do?
If one of the nine contacts is down, toy could try to get it up again, perhaps with a small needle. But please don't open the camera. You could do even more damage, if you are not skilled in that. If you can't fix it, contact a pentax certified repair centre and ask them what it will cost and how long it will take to repair.

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Pentax Optio S5i... | Answered on May 23, 2014


No. The S5i works with SD cards, which max out at 2GB. It will not work with higher-capacity SDHC cards.

Pentax Optio S5i... | Answered on May 07, 2014


It is very difficult to know what you think is distorted, because it does not say what kind of distortion. I have to say sometimes people only give four words, so you are telling a lot.
But seeing one picture could say more than 1000 words.
You think you could post just one picture? or is it impossible to add pictures when you just start here in fixya? I can't remember.

Pentax Optio S5i... | Answered on Jan 19, 2014


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.


Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Windows Photo Gallery or Picasa.

Pentax Optio S5i... | Answered on Aug 24, 2012


You don't need any software.


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.


Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or, despite what I said first, you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

Pentax Optio S5i... | Answered on Aug 24, 2012


Try the procedures in this tip.

Pentax Optio S5i... | Answered on Aug 24, 2012


The date and time (and a lot more) are stored with every picture in its EXIF metadata. Any photo viewing/editing program should be able to display this data. To print this data, please consult the documentation for whatever program you're using to print your pictures. Depending on the program and printer you may print the date on the image, in the margins, or on the back.

Pentax Optio S5i... | Answered on Aug 24, 2012


Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.


Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

Pentax Optio S5i... | Answered on Aug 24, 2012


Look at your memory card. SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

Pentax Optio S5i... | Answered on Aug 24, 2012


Look at your memory card. SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

Pentax Optio S5i... | Answered on Aug 24, 2012


You don't need any software.


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.


Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or, despite what I said first, you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

Pentax Optio S5i... | Answered on Aug 24, 2012

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