Question about Pentax Optio 430 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Pentax option 430 camera problem

Hi. I have a problem with my computer recognising my pentax optio 430. it worked fine, but no longer. I've deleted and reinstalled the correct driver for the camera and the Device Manager trouble shooter says that everything is fine. I've tried the camera on a different computer and it's OK except that for both computers, in Windows Explorer the camera is recognised wrongly (labelled) as a Toshiba 256M which is my hard drive back-up that I use through the same USB. Any ideas? It's driving me nuts. thanks

Posted by Barry Johnson on


2 Answers


  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

I have had problems with my Pentax as well, it worked fine but when I tired to down load the pictures suddenly after reading justfine it indicated that the info could not be read....and I have not been able to use it well since. I did see the pictures, as did my husband on a computer at work. We are able to take pictures and have even had them printed to a disc which appeared fine at the photo lab but at home the pix are half gray. Photos appear to be fine on the camera but when trying to print or view nothing comes out.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007



Bassie - did you resolve this? My computer recognizes the camera just fine. I have photos on my card but when I try to download to my computer, I don't see any photos. I've emailed Pentax several times w/ no help to this problem. Do you have automatic MS updates set on your machine? What Virus protection do you have? I've run into problems w/ another program conflicting w/ virus protection software.

Posted on Sep 04, 2007


Add Your Answer


Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hi, I am tyring to download photos from the camera to the computer. For some reason the computer no longer recognises the camera. When I try to reinstall the USB driver a message comes up that the...

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.

Jan 16, 2011 | Pentax Optio S5z Digital Camera

1 Answer

Upgraded to Windows 7 & it no longer recognises my Pentax Optio S5i camera ? Cannot download my photos since installing Windows 7. Can we get updated software for my camera ?

HI there there try to download the windows 7 camera driver from pentax website. It will start work then. Another way is remove the memory card & put in in a card reader then you can also transfer all photos from card to computer For further help ask me . Thanks.

Mar 23, 2010 | Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera

1 Answer

Memory Card Error on 4 Gb CF cards (80x) for Pentax Optio 430

The maximum supported memory for Pentax Optio 430 is 256mb and for Pentax Optio 430 RS is 512mb.

Check this site for more information.

Optio 430

Optio 430 RS

Jun 10, 2009 | Pentax Optio 430RS Digital Camera

1 Answer

How to download picture in my computer from my pentax optio 430


Apr 26, 2009 | Pentax Optio 430RS Digital Camera

1 Answer

Pentax Optio 50 Digital Camara

Are you just plugging the camera straight into the computer? Does it come with software to install? Try plugging the camera in while the computer is off and then turn the computer on with the camera plugged in. Otherwise get a SD memory card reader that the SD card can plug directly  into and this connects straight to the computer.

Sep 03, 2008 | Pentax Optio 50 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Pentax optio L40 not transfering pictures to computer

Hi kevbishop,

we had the cable of the other digicam connected.
Unfortunately they fit physically but the wires
seem to be different.
We now took the original cable and it wirks fine.

Jan 21, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Connecting OPtio S4i to PC

After formatting my PC to upgrade it I've been unable to install the USB driver software to save pictures from my Tentax OPtio S4i to my PC.

My computer isn't recognising my camera when I plug it into the USB port.

When I've tried to install the Driver using the disk I got with my camera, at the stage where it asks me to MODIFY REPAIR or REMOVE, the software I get the following showing up on display boxes:

Aug 19, 2007 | Pentax Optio S4i Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Pentax Optio 430 Digital Camera Logo

78 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Pentax Cameras Experts

Muntejaya Ginting
Muntejaya Ginting

Level 3 Expert

10422 Answers


Level 2 Expert

69 Answers

Lee Hodgson
Lee Hodgson

Level 3 Expert

4810 Answers

Are you a Pentax Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides