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09-21-2010, 07:40 PM   #1
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Greetings from Oz (Adelaide)

Hi all,

I'm a rank amateur/beginner when it comes to cameras and photography, so it came as a bit of a surprise to me to find out that my Pentax K100D wouldn't accept the 4GB SDHC memory card I'd just bought.

After scanning the net though, I soon discovered that in order to use SDHC cards, I'd need to update the firmware on my camera. Mine is version 1.0 and it appears I need to download version 1.2

That brings me to a few questions:
  • Is it advisable to do this on a K100D or should I rather stick with 2GB SD cards?
  • I've re-charged my batteries as was advised on the Pentax download site, but can critical failures occur whilst installing the firmware and if so, what are they and can they damage or make the camera unusable? Also, how does one prevent them from happening?
  • Finally, is there a fool-proof step-by-step guide available to installing the firmware? I have found a few guidelines, but none that are written in an idiot-proof manner.
Apologies for turning my introduction into an enquiry, but hopefully one of you guys can point me in the right direction.

Kind regards,

09-21-2010, 08:43 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Vic, it would pay you to post your questions in the Pentax Beginners Corner for some prompt answers as this is the Introduction forum and no one looks here for questions.
09-21-2010, 09:07 PM   #3
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Thanks Eaglem

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