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09-25-2016, 12:14 PM   #1
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Memory Card Error


I have a Pentax, I believe the model is st DL? Anyways, I bought a new SD card, 4GB the original was 2GB. I put it inside my camera and it just says 'memory card error' and when I try to format the card on the system it says memory card error once more. How do I fix this?

09-25-2016, 12:45 PM   #2
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The *ist DL was released in 2005, it was designed to use the standard SD memory cards 256MB, 512MB, 1GB and 2GB options, as that was sufficient for a 6MP sensor.

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I suspect your camera canʻt use a newer 4GB card unless there was a firmware update to do so.
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I recall having to update the firmware on the *istDS in order to use 4Gb cards.
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There are some 4Gb SD cards out there, but chances are yours is SDHC, so you'd need to update the firmware (using a standard SD card) for the 4Gb SDHC card to work.

The 2Gb card should do the trick.

Here's the firmware update download page:
Software Downloads : Support & Service | RICOH IMAGING

And here are some troubleshooting tips in case you run in to issues:
Pentax Firmware Update Guide - Tutorial Videos |

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