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12-31-2007, 12:10 AM   #1
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*ist d cf Card problem

Hi

I am new to the forum and am trying to solve a problem with my *ist d .

I have had a trouble free run for almost 4 years and had an "cannot save image" message then a cf card full message come up when there was heaps of room (approx40 of 119 photos on largest jpeg resolution on a 512 fuji cf card).

When i went to review the photos after turning off and on it come up with this card is not formatted. When looking on a card reader all images were deleted.

After reformatting the card you can take between 6 and 20 photos and the same thing happens. Up till that point you can review images and download etc. so its a bit like Russian roulette as one more click means all are deleted.

I have tried two other cf cards i have including one out of my canon G3 and the same thing happens. A third card that works OK in the Canon wont even format on the Pentax.

I am running ver 1.11 on the firmware and havent bothered with 1.12 as it seems to only apply to larger cf cards.

Any clues?

cheers

Glen

12-31-2007, 03:27 AM   #2
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If that and the other cards are working and formatting on other cameras and on a PC then I would assume it is the camera itself. Could it be you have some dirt inside the card reader on the cam?

Otherwise, its a trip to Pentax service, I think.
12-31-2007, 05:33 PM   #3
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Yes, I have run out of ideas too.

Tried some compressed air inthe card reader slot but all looks ok and problem is still there.

hopefully Pentax wont find anything too serious
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If no one else has ideas or have come across this before then Pentax is the way to go - maybe covered by the warranty too.

Edit: Ooops, istD so warranty period has expired.

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Have you looked in the card slot to check for bent contact pins?
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