I have a Pentax Optio 330GS. I used it last evening, and was able to take two pictures. After that whenever I tried to turn it on the camera beeped two times and nothing happened. I put in fresh batteries and still had the same result. I tried hooking it up to my computer with the USB cable, and was not able to access the digital images.
This is the first problem I have ever had with this camera. Can anyone help me?
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Re: Pentax Option 330GS problem turning on
Sounds like the images are corrupted on the card. If you have another card then try starting the camera with it. To get the card working again, you will need to format it in a card reader with FAT16 format, or try in another camera.
If you want the images, you will have to obtain repair software to try to retrieve the images.
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You also might want to consider NOT connecting the camera to the 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.
Thank you so much for your replay, I'm using the Original flash card 64 MB. after this error I tried a 512 MB flash card with the same result. I was thinking that if the capacity is high and beond the cam capacity formating at a lower capacity will be done but failed.
I really appreciate your kind support
Thank you very much
Check the manual throughly- usually there is a more comprehensive manual on the CD- to ensure all the correct setting are made.
Other wise this is a flash failure[lamp or capacitor]
Take a look at the Pentex technical support site.
You've probably got something as simple as a ribbon cable loose in the
camera. Beware though, dismantling is a serious task unless you have
Amazingly the CCD is often connected in such a simple, analog-esqe, way
that disconnecting it doesn't cause an error, just a black screen.
This is because the RGB filters in the camera are not perfect, and there
is no one "green" colour.
The green pixels pick up a wide band of colours, and are
somewhat sensitive even to red and blue, especially near where green
shades into red.
Just had the same problem (black display). I moved my hand in front of it and took pictures of things but nothing happened. Then my girlfriend tried to point it to a lamp, and all-of-a-sudden it kinda woke up from a screensaver or something. So weird, but it worked. Perhaps it needs enough light in order to start using the display and lens. I couldn't take any pictures when the LCD was black. So, try pointing it towards a strong light source before you break your camera.