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08-14-2014, 01:05 PM   #1
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Memory Card Error

I just acquired a retired from use K100 D camera. It was getting more difficult to find a processor for my Pentax AF 35mm.


The camera came with a body and lens, that's it. No batteries, SD card, manual, case etc. I've ordered out a manual.


After installing a set of new batteries, an 8gb Ultra SDHC card I got the Memory Card Error. Any suggestions for this newbie?


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Download and install the firmware version 1.02 update - or use a standard SD card (which you will probably need to install the update anyway)
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You may need to update the firmware with a non-SDHC card to be able to use SDHC cards, assuming your current firmware version is less than 1.02. You can check the firmware version by holding down the menu button while powering on the camera.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
You may need to update the firmware with a non-SDHC card to be able to use SDHC cards
That is generally true, but an SDHC card can be used if you split it into two partitions - the first one no larger than 2GB. Leave the second partition unformatted. After the firmware update, the card can be restored to a single large volume again.

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