Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
11-05-2014, 01:30 PM   #1
New Member




Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 3
Pentax K30 camera menu only in English or some asian languages

I bought in ebay a brand new body of a Pentax K30 from United Kingdom for the European market. I tought I can switch or set the language in the menu of the K30 also to German language. But it is not possible because there are only English language and some asian languages in the menu of the camera. There is no adjustment for other languages.
I did a firmware update form version 1.0 to version 1.06 but there was not a change of additional languages in the software menu of the Pentax K30.
What can I do to get the German language in the software menu of the camera? I do understand a little bit the english language but I would prefer to set the Language in the camera menu to German.
How can I add additioal Languages, esspecially German, in the firmware of the Pentax K30 so that I can switch the menu of the Camera to German language?
Do anybody knows an answer of the problem?

11-05-2014, 01:54 PM   #2
Pentaxian




Join Date: Sep 2013
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,715
The language can only be changed through the debug menu, which I think someone was able to find on the K-30.
11-05-2014, 02:10 PM   #3
Veteran Member
flaviopetrone's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Reggio Emilia
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,147
QuoteOriginally posted by seyjo Quote
How can I add additioal Languages, esspecially German, in the firmware of the Pentax K30 so that I can switch the menu of the Camera to German language?
I think that the answer is that you can't.
When you download the firmware, it will install the language set by reading the product code of the camera.
I think that you could just ask directly to a Pentax center if they can do it if you pay, but I'm quite sure that they will say no.
11-05-2014, 02:12 PM - 4 Likes   #4
Site Supporter
stevebrot's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Vancouver (USA)
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 27,265
Your K-30 was made for the Asian market with the language choices appropriate for that part of the world. You may be able to change to a different language set through the debug menu accessible by booting with a couple of extra files on the SD card. I will try and find the download link for you.


Steve

---------- Post added 11-05-14 at 01:34 PM ----------

OK...here are your instructions for debug mode.
  • Create a new text file with this single line of text: [OPEN_DEBUG_MENU]
  • Save the file with the name 00077650.524
  • Create another empty text file with the name DEVELOP.MOD
  • Save both files to the top level (root) directory of your SD card
  • Put the modified SD card in your camera and leave the card door OPEN
  • Turn the camera on and it should launch with the debug menu
There should be an option labeled something like REGION CODE. This should allow you to apply settings options for other regions. Regions 00 and 01 should both include Deutsch. Click OK to save your change. Close the card door and restart your camera. Format the SD card to remove the extra files.

Use at your own risk. I take no responsibility for changes you might make in debug mode.


Steve


Last edited by stevebrot; 11-05-2014 at 02:52 PM.
11-06-2014, 12:33 AM   #5
New Member




Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 3
Original Poster
@ stevebrot
Thank you very much - I just did it and it was successful. I changed the regin code to 00 and restarted the camera and now I have a software menu in the Pentax K30 camera with al lot of languages and German too.
Thank you very much fot to hand out the very goog advice

---------- Post added 11-06-14 at 08:47 AM ----------

@ stevebrot
Thank you very much - I just did it and it was successful. I changed the region code to 00 and restarted the camera and now I have a software menu in the Pentax K30 camera with al lot of languages and German too.
Thank you very much for to hand out the very good advice
11-06-2014, 03:44 AM   #6
Veteran Member
flaviopetrone's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Reggio Emilia
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,147
QuoteOriginally posted by seyjo Quote
@ stevebrot
Thank you very much - I just did it and it was successful. I changed the regin code to 00 and restarted the camera and now I have a software menu in the Pentax K30 camera with al lot of languages and German too.
I am sorry if I have given you the wrong information, it is very good to know that the language can be set in a different way, this information in the future will be very useful for someone else too!
11-06-2014, 10:43 AM   #7
Site Supporter
stevebrot's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Vancouver (USA)
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 27,265
QuoteOriginally posted by seyjo Quote
Thank you very much for to hand out the very good advice
You are very welcome!

QuoteOriginally posted by flaviopetrone Quote
it is very good to know that the language can be set in a different way
I am generally hesitant to make the suggestion because the debug menu gives access to a lot of things that most users should not be playing with. The region codes are fairly safe, though there may be some unexpected changes to date/time format.


Steve
11-06-2014, 10:58 AM   #8
Veteran Member
flaviopetrone's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Reggio Emilia
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,147
QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
You are very welcome!



I am generally hesitant to make the suggestion because the debug menu gives access to a lot of things that most users should not be playing with. The region codes are fairly safe, though there may be some unexpected changes to date/time format.


Steve
Steve, is there a page which explains what can be set up in that menu? Just to know it...

11-06-2014, 11:26 AM - 1 Like   #9
Veteran Member
crewl1's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 9,796
QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Your K-30 was made for the Asian market with the language choices appropriate for that part of the world. You may be able to change to a different language set through the debug menu accessible by booting with a couple of extra files on the SD card. I will try and find the download link for you. Steve ---------- Post added 11-05-14 at 01:34 PM ---------- OK...here are your instructions for debug mode. Create a new text file with this single line of text: [OPEN_DEBUG_MENU] Save the file with the name 00077650.524 Create another empty text file with the name DEVELOP.MOD Save both files to the top level (root) directory of your SD card Put the modified SD card in your camera and leave the card door OPEN Turn the camera on and it should launch with the debug menu There should be an option labeled something like REGION CODE. This should allow you to apply settings options for other regions. Regions 00 and 01 should both include Deutsch. Click OK to save your change. Close the card door and restart your camera. Format the SD card to remove the extra files. Use at your own risk. I take no responsibility for changes you might make in debug mode. Steve
This was an excellent help Steve, and a prime example of the wonderful tone of this forum. Great job.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
advice, camera, card, debug, english, file, files, firmware update, k30, k30 camera menu, language, language change, languages, menu, menu settings, name, pentax, pentax help, pentax k30 body, pentax k30 camera, pentax k30 settings, photography, sd, set language, software, text, troubleshooting
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
K30 custom menu manmarco Pentax K-30 & K-50 11 09-26-2013 07:55 AM
Menu Settings - K30 Mlcinema Pentax DSLR Discussion 2 01-17-2013 07:18 AM
Here are some K30 raw files to play with. Good for 7days only Riv Pentax K-30 & K-50 2 07-28-2012 12:07 PM
K-5 menu languages? junototoro Ask B&H Photo! 4 07-11-2012 10:34 AM
Possible to download additional menu languages? sheherezade Pentax K-r 2 07-08-2012 10:17 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:46 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top