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04-08-2011, 09:11 AM   #1
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CF-SD adaptor problem

Hi,
I have an old Pentax Optio 430RS which takes CF cards.
I have bought an adaptor so I can use MicroSD cards in the camera.
However, when the card and adaptor are inserted, all I get is a memory card error.

I have tried reformatting the card in my Windows 7 laptop as FAT, exFAT and NTFS but it still comes up with the error.

Can anyone offer any suggestions?

Pentax Optio 430RS (2004) - takes CF cards
4GB MicroSDHC
MicroSD UDMA CF Adapter (supports MicroSDHC to type 1 CF)

Thanks,

-B-

04-08-2011, 10:33 AM   #2
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I have not had this issue with my *istD, but have not tried it on my old 2MP camera, using a type II CF-SD adaptor
04-08-2011, 10:37 AM   #3
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Not sure if this will help, but does your camera support 4gb of memory?
04-08-2011, 10:39 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
Not sure if this will help, but does your camera support 4gb of memory?
good point.

it was a software upgrade on the *istD.

04-08-2011, 10:53 AM   #5
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If it is an old enough model to be using a CF card, I can virtually guarantee it isn't compatible with and SDHC card. You'll need to pick up a 2gb standard microSD card, which should be cheap (though not necessarily worth it...?)

Edit: yep, that camera is from 2002, SDHC (and the micro version) wasn't created until the latter half of the decade.
04-09-2011, 12:57 AM   #6
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Thanks guys,
I was just trying to get a bit more from this camera and maybe pass it onto one of the kids.

It might be old and cost a lot all those years ago but it is still like new and takes cracking pictures.

Also my USB card reader has decided not to read CF cards any more and I can't find any 430rs drivers for my new Windows 7 laptop.

So my options are: get a non-HC card of 2Gb or less or buy a new card reader.

Thanks again,

-B-
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