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03-31-2016, 01:02 PM   #1
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Memory card issue K10D


I'm (was ?) the happy owner of a K10D since 6 years. I never had an issue until recently.

I never had any issue until recently when I started to get a "memory card error" notice or "the image couldn't be taken" (not sure if it's the exact translation).

I've tried two different cards : an 32 GB Emtec Card (class 4) and a 8GB Kingston Card (class 4 also). The problem stay the same in both situation.

I've already tried formatting cards both through computer and camera. I also already updated the firmware (ver 1.31). The problem stays the same.

I'm currently in the middle of nowhere (south Ecuador) and I need my camera to work as I'm here for a job.

Any ideas ? Thanks

03-31-2016, 01:25 PM   #2
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Check to make sure the cards are not locked as I've had that the cause of the error before. If not, the cards may be corrupted.
03-31-2016, 01:32 PM   #3
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After this message, I tried with a few more cards I've, including smaller ones because someone told me the K10D had occcasional issues with more than 4GB memory.

Problem is the same. (and they're not locked either).

Thanks anyway
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Maybe the cards have gone bad? I'd try to buy a sandisk card (class 10 or better) if you can, and test the camera with that. Also, make sure the write protection pin isn't engaged on accident.

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Make sure there isn't a broken piece of plastic in the card reader in the camera. Not saying this is the problem but I had this happen on my Q system and the error messages were kinda like that.
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Make sure your firmware is up to date first

Good luck

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QuoteOriginally posted by slip Quote
Make sure your firmware is up to date first

Good luck

Good luck updating if the camera cannot read a card...just say'in...

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Version 1.31 is the latest for the K10D.

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Could it be the problem with the SD slot in k10D camera? It's been working does not mean that it will not fail as it is after all, an old camera.
04-26-2016, 01:11 AM   #10
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Hi there.

I've had the same problem with my k10d. It looks like it is a connection problem with the SD card slot.

The problem came and went so I ended up buying another low mileage k10d. It is still a great camera. No bells and whistles but everything you really need in a brilliant easy to use package.
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Try taking the battery out whilst camera is switched on and leave the memory card in .... worked for me anyways


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