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09-28-2010, 08:14 PM   #1
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Memory card error

Hi,

I'm an inexperienced K100D owner. Just bought an 8G SDHC card and keep getting the error message. Went to Pentax support and downloaded the appropriate firmware files. Copied FWDC156B.BIN to my new card; put it into the camera; pressed the menu button while turning the camera on. Instead of seeing the hoped for NOW Loading, I got Ver. 100 not the 102 I wanted followed by memory card error.

Thought I finally did everything right, but after 3 attempts I'm still back to square one.

Any help would be appreciated.

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09-28-2010, 09:33 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, you may want to post this question in the Pentax Beginners Corner if you want an answer to your problem.
09-29-2010, 03:51 AM   #3
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Answer to your question is, K100D does not support SDHC without a firmware update. Since you have vers. 1.00 you need to update the firmware to vers. 1.02. And you need a SD memory card to do that.

Couple of tutorials on how to do this are here:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-beginners-corner-q/115755-software-upgrade.html

And here:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-beginners-corner-q/115341-k100d-firmware-update.html

Hope this helps!
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QuoteOriginally posted by chuckdua Quote
Hi,

I'm an inexperienced K100D owner. Just bought an 8G SDHC card and keep getting the error message. Went to Pentax support and downloaded the appropriate firmware files. Copied FWDC156B.BIN to my new card; put it into the camera; pressed the menu button while turning the camera on. Instead of seeing the hoped for NOW Loading, I got Ver. 100 not the 102 I wanted followed by memory card error.

Thought I finally did everything right, but after 3 attempts I'm still back to square one.

Any help would be appreciated.

chuckdua
I think that you cannot update the firmware using the new (SDHC) card as the camera cannot read it while on version 1.00. Grab some old SD card (low capacity) and use it to do the upgrade. Then you will be able to use the new card.

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QuoteQuote:
you need a SD memory card to do that.
Yotam, isn't that what I said above in my other post? I've quoted my statement.
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QuoteOriginally posted by photolady Quote
Yotam, isn't that what I said above in my other post? I've quoted my statement.
Hi photolady, I just thought that the term "SD" might be confusing as SDHC is an SD card in a sense... We meant to the same solution, I just wanted to emphasize that the update cannot be done with an SDHC card...
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Well, I actually said "SD memory card", not just SD card. And since I also said the K100D does not support the SDHC in his vers firmware, I figured that was sufficient answer. Considering I added two llnks on the same subject.
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Memory Card Error

Hi PhotoLady,

Your advice regarding this error was very helpful.
My goof was not using an SD card to load version 102
to my K100D. Never updated firmware before, thanks
again.

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No worries MarMar, you will receive full credit in your permanent file.
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Your welcome for the help chuckdua
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QuoteOriginally posted by photolady Quote
Well, I actually said "SD memory card", not just SD card. And since I also said the K100D does not support the SDHC in his vers firmware, I figured that was sufficient answer. Considering I added two llnks on the same subject.
Sorry, I was just trying to help. Didn't mean to offend in any way...
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