Pentax Optio - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support

It depends on what you want the software to do with the camera. If you simply want to download the pictures then any photo cataloging program such as Picasa will do the job.If you want to edit your photos, photo editing programs don't care where the photos came from. You can use any photo editing program, such as PhotoShop or the GIMP.

Pentax Optio M60... • Answered on Jan 19, 2020

You need to format a new card in the camera.

Pentax Optio E10... • Answered on Nov 12, 2019

The E10 works with SD cards. While SDHC cards will fit into the slot, they are electronically incompatible and will not work. You need to use SD cards 2GB and smaller.

Pentax Optio E10... • Answered on Nov 12, 2019

Sounds like a memory card problem. Try using A 512mb San Disk SD Card. Not a San Disk SDHC card. see if that doesn;t help you out. Good-Luck

Pentax Optio E10... • Answered on Nov 12, 2019

Sounds like battery life is gone. If there rechargeable batteries they might not be holding a charge anymore.

If your camera has a power cord that plug into your camera to charge the battery does it do the same thing?

If it doesn't have a power cord, what happens when you plug the camera into your computer?

Pentax Optio E10... • Answered on Nov 12, 2019
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Pentax Optio... • Answered on Sep 12, 2019

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


OK, if the memory card itself is locked, you might sometimes get this error code. All you need to do is to take out the memory card and switch the lever on the left side to the unlock.


If the error is still displayed after you did the above, you might want to try the card in another camera.

If the card works in another camera . the problem is with your card reader in your camera.

If you open you sd slot and look inside with a sharp light , you should be able to see on the left side of the slot there is a little copper or spring steel lever switch. This switch work as follows:

1. When no card is inserted / no write protection , the switch is open and thus the protection is off.
2. When locked card is inserted , the tab is depressed and tells the camera that the card is lock.

Contrary to popular belief ,the little tab on the sd card is not an electronic switch and does not physically influence the card operation itself. If you put a locked card into a camera without a sd lock switch , you would still be able to use the card normally.

It is incredible difficult to fix this switch because of space limitations in the sd card. Look into the sd slot and if you can see the switch , use a needle to pull the little tab down toward the base of the camera by about 2mm or until it works being careful not to bend it.

If this does not resolve your problem , there might be a short in the switch circuit and the camera will need to be disassembled to resolve this error. This should cost no more than $50.

Please feel free to contact me if you need further information

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Pentax Optio W10... • Answered on Jun 25, 2018

A 1GB card is much larger than a 16MB card. That may be your problem. Most consumer point-n-shoot cameras would not be able to address a 1GB card. Try using a smaller-capacity card like a 4MB and see if it won't work. Your owner's manual will tell you what size cards work with your camera.

Pentax Optio W20... • Answered on Apr 13, 2018

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

Did you remove the lens cap? Is the battery charged?

Pentax Optio E60... • Answered on Apr 13, 2018

You might want to try cleaning the battery contacts in the camera. I usually use a q-tip and rubbing alcohol (not too much, just moisten the tip a little). After doing so, blow in to the camera a couple of times to remove any leftover q-tip fibers and/or alcohol. This happens to me all of the time - the contacts can get a little corrosion/patina on them (even new after manufacturing and storage) that is hardly visible. Good luck.

Pentax Optio M30... • Answered on Jan 11, 2018

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Pentax Optio 50L... • Answered on Dec 25, 2017

Connect the camera whilst it is switched off....then when you power will ask if you want to connect via PC or bridge....if that still throws up power need to use a different cable as the power ballast on the cable is faulty.It is much easier to just use a card off eBay.

Pentax Optio S40... • Answered on Nov 21, 2017

is depend of the model, check usb mass storage or tell me the model and brand .

Pentax Optio S30... • Answered on Nov 01, 2017

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