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02-01-2010, 04:54 AM   #1
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Pentax K100D - "memory card error"

Hi there,

I've bought my first ever DSLR (second hand from Ebay). It didn't come with a memory card so I bought this one: (UK) : 8GB SDHC Class 6 Memory Card : Electronics - Free Delivery

However, I am just getting "memory card error" when inserting into the camera. I have switched camera off, and left batteries out for a few minutes and tried again, as suggested on another forum. But no joy, just get "memory card error" every single time.

All the previous owner can tell me is he doesn't "know what the "HC" bit in "SDHC" means.

I've read that the camera may not necessarily be OK with high capacity cards? Is this true?

Any ideas very gratefully received!


02-01-2010, 11:51 AM   #2
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In order to utilize an SDHC card on your Pentax K100D, you will need to upgrade the firmware. As delivered, the K100 only read SD cards.
02-19-2010, 08:40 PM   #3
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did you format the card to your camera already?

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