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03-20-2016, 06:34 PM   #1

Pentax Flucard Incompatibility With Win10

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I have been using the Pentax O-FC1 flucard with my K3ii for almost a year now without any issues. I recently upgraded my computer to windows 10, and every time I insert the card, it beeps a few times then freezes windows explorer. If I attempt to restart windows explorer, it freezes windows 10. I have heard about workarounds such as using a external usb card reader, or using an old windows 7 computer, however I hope to be able to use my laptop card reader again without issue. I have been reluctant to upgrade the firmware to V00.01.00.02 due to the various compatibility issues reported by k3 users after the upgrade. Has anyone who is experiencing the windows 10 issue figured out a way to correct this?

03-20-2016, 07:47 PM   #2
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03-20-2016, 09:41 PM   #3
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I think you misunderstood Adam it's when he inserts the card into his card reader on his laptop.

I have never been able to use my flucard in my external Sandisk reader I have Windows 7. It works with USB in the camera. But personally I shoot RAW to card 1 and jpg to the flucard and don't download from that card often.
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Thanks for getting back to me.

Painter, You are correct, it is the card reader in my laptop. Adam, I am able to use the web view with no issues so far. I was able to download just fine from windows 7, only once I upgraded to windows 10 did the issue start. I will give the camera usb a try.

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It sounds like you're dealing with a card reader firmware issue. (Driver issue) It may help to see if you can find an up to date driver for the laptop's cardreader. In the case of my HP laptop there's a online function where I can get HP to scan all the hardware drivers and advise if drivers are up to date or not. You may wish to try that with your brand of laptop.
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Decided to test - I'm running Win 10 on an HP laptop (pretty new) and inserted the Pentax Flucard (0-FC1) in the onboard card reader - no problems. Displayed the card contents then displayed the photo. Only thing I noted is that it took quite awhile to bring up the card contents - like maybe 20-30 seconds - regular SDHC card is almost immediate by comparison. Not sure what this indicates, but wanted to share my results.

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