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06-18-2017, 03:05 PM   #1
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On K1, the card slot 1 is grayed out when choosing how to write to each slot. Why?

Don't remember it being that way in past. No photos get written to card 1 using the first choice in setting up slots. Also last time I tried to delete any photos from either so card, I'm told the cards are read only. Doesn't work that way on my K-S2. Obviously the cards aren't write protected because at least on card 2 I do get photos there.

As a side note I can't choose Electronic Shutter.

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If you get really stuck try factory reset - it fixes most things.
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QuoteOriginally posted by duogl Quote
As a side note I can't choose Electronic Shutter.
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Don't remember it being that way in past. No photos get written to card 1 using the first choice in setting up slots. Also last time I tried to delete any photos from either so card, I'm told the cards are read only. Doesn't work that way on my K-S2. Obviously the cards aren't write protected because at least on card 2 I do get photos there.
There is no menu option to choose which card the camera writes to, except in video mode. In "sequential" mode, which is the default, to get the camera to write to the other card, follow these steps:
  • power off the camera
  • remove the card you don't want photos to be saved to
  • turn on the camera
  • power off the camera
  • re-insert the card
  • power on the camera and shoot away. Now the other card will be written to.
Apart from this, just make sure that the write protect switch didn't inadvertently get pulled down.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
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There is no menu option to choose which card the camera writes to, except in video mode. In "sequential" mode, which is the default, to get the camera to write to the other card, follow these steps:
  • power off the camera
  • remove the card you don't want photos to be saved to
  • turn on the camera
  • power off the camera
  • re-insert the card
  • power on the camera and shoot away. Now the other card will be written to.
Apart from this, just make sure that the write protect switch didn't inadvertently get pulled down.
Thanks for this Adam. I was certain I was going nuts the other night when I desperately tried to change which card it wrote to. However, in my case, the initial card was full and for some reason it wasn't jumping to the next card. Very odd. I finally pulled out the full card and it jumped over.
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03-28-2019, 01:57 PM   #5
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I guess I am having a similar problem. I have somehow managed to lock my SD card slot 1 and I have no idea how to unlock it.

Here’s what I see: When I press the INFO button and cursor to the MEMORY CARD OPTIONS, the screen shows that card 2 is selected with a right arrow. Card 1 shows instead a yellow key symbol. Further, either pressing OK or using the rear E-dial allows cycling through the options – except that slot 1 is greyed out for the sequential option and unavailable to select. I get the same option choices under MENU 2/MEMORY CARD OPTIONS, i.e., no way to select card 1 first.

I have searched the manual for all topics containing “memory card”, “SD”, and “lock” and can find no mention of any way to unlock (much less lock) any slot. There is mention of “protecting” images, but only during playback, not recording.

I have checked that my SD card itself is not write-locked, and indeed if I switch cards 1 and 2, slot 1 still shows as locked and slot 2 works just fine with my card.

Any ideas? What have I done and how do I unlock slot 1?
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There is no menu option to choose which card the camera writes to, except in video mode. In "sequential" mode, which is the default, to get the camera to write to the other card, follow these steps:
  • power off the camera
  • remove the card you don't want photos to be saved to
  • turn on the camera
  • power off the camera
  • re-insert the card
  • power on the camera and shoot away. Now the other card will be written to.
Apart from this, just make sure that the write protect switch didn't inadvertently get pulled down.
Perfect solution. Thanks!
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