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02-18-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
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Memory Card Error

I'm really frustrated with my old camera. I have the Pentax Ist DS and I used it a month ago, but today I tried to use it and all I'm getting is a memory card Error, however I have used the card before. Memory Card - San Disk Ultra 16 GB, now mind you, I have used this memory card a month ago.
I formatted card in my camera.....memory card error
I formatted card in computer....memory card error again.
I reset my camera .....memory card error....
put memory card in my Pentax K-R....worked fine
I used other memory cards....memory card error
I need help, I am so frustrated, I don't know what is wrong with my camera?

02-18-2012, 04:14 PM   #2
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Have you upgraded your camera's firmware to version 2.02?

Note that the 16Gb card is an SDHC card, so your computer might not support it if it only has a plain SD reader. And without the firmware update, neither will your DS.

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Other than camera FW, the card or camera contacts can be bad too. You can clean them with WD-40 or DeoxIT. Just squeeze a little on a round brush and brush a few times on a clean tissue, then brush all the contacts carefully should do.
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