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07-22-2008, 06:22 PM   #1
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Memory Card Error

Hello Everyone,

Been trying to update firmware for my awesome(!!!) K100D from version 1.00 to version 1.02. Followed instructions to the letter and am getting a "Memory Card Error" when I start up my camera. It's a 8gb SDHC Class 6 from OCZ. It shows up just fine on my Mac when I use the card reader and I'm able to easily transfer files. I tried reformatting the card several times and re-downloaded the firmware from the Pentax site just in case. I'm putting the "Bin" file on the card directly.

Also, when I put in my old 1 gb it works perfectly fine. Do I need to update to version 1.01 before I go to 1.02? I'm stumped...

Thanks in advance!!

07-22-2008, 06:28 PM   #2
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i'm sur the k100d is not able to read a 8gb sdhc card, try a sd card
07-22-2008, 06:29 PM   #3
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I think that your 8 gig memory card is just too big for the old K100D to handle.

I don't imagine that it worked before the update either did it?
07-22-2008, 06:34 PM   #4
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You can't upgrade the firmware of a K100D from 1.0 with an SDHC card.
You need a plain SD card max 2 gb to install the firmware.
The camera will recognise the SDHC card after the upgrade.

Put the small upgrade file on your 1 gig card and install from that.

07-22-2008, 06:50 PM   #5
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Ya'll rock!! Will try and install on 2 gig card first and go from there. Will post update.

Many thanks!
07-23-2008, 09:08 AM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by soundview Quote
Ya'll rock!! Will try and install on 2 gig card first and go from there. Will post update.

Many thanks!
I did the 1.02 upgrade Sunday (took all of 3 minutes) using a 2gb card. I was getting an error message with a new 4gb card and didn't realize that I needed to upgrade the firmware. My 4gb SDHC card works like a champ.

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