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05-13-2021, 07:28 AM   #1
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Love my K3
Bought a new Ultima pro 128GB SD card and formatted it in camera
Camera gives me error message in slot 1 but registers fine in slot 2
Tried formatting again on and off camera but still won't register in slot 1
Any ideas?

05-13-2021, 07:52 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rickwalshy Quote
Tried formatting again on and off camera but still won't register in slot 1
Does another card work in slot-1? It seems hard to believe the card is at fault if it works in slot-2. When you formatted in camera, was this done in slot-1 also? Have you looked closely at the contact pads on the card to make sure they are clean? Slot-1 and slot-2 may have slightly different mechanical alignments, so the contact points may be at different points on the pads.
05-13-2021, 08:47 AM   #3
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Try it with the card in slot 1 and no card in slot 2.
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Thanks ...tried this but still no go..frustrating, pc recognises it so tried formatting there as well. It obviously works because I used it in slot 2 and its fine but I obviously would prefer to have it in slot 1.

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QuoteOriginally posted by reduno Quote
Does another card work in slot-1? It seems hard to believe the card is at fault if it works in slot-2. When you formatted in camera, was this done in slot-1 also? Have you looked closely at the contact pads on the card to make sure they are clean? Slot-1 and slot-2 may have slightly different mechanical alignments, so the contact points may be at different points on the pads.

Contacts look fine and works ok on my pc in the SD slot....very frustrating and makes me wonder if there is something in the camera system that doesn't like high capacity cards .... but just in slot 1, seems unlikely I know. Thanks

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I'm using a 128 GB SDXC card in slot 1 of my K3, with no issues. Is your firmware up to date ?
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Thanks for that, I guess I will resign to the slot 2 for 128GB.
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You could try this gadget:
amazon.com: SD Card Reader Cleaner SD Card Slot Cleaning Kit with Clot - for Canon, Nikon, Kodak, Fuji, Olympus, Pentax, Samsung Digital Camera, SD Slot, SD Card Reader.: Computers & Accessories?tag=pentaxforums-20&
But I guess one contact inside is bent slightly backwards or to the side.

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Does any card work in slot 1?
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QuoteOriginally posted by 35mmfilmfan Quote
I'm using a 128 GB SDXC card in slot 1 of my K3, with no issues. Is your firmware up to date ?
well, is it?
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