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01-30-2021, 09:45 AM - 3 Likes   #1
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how to enter the debug menu and enable all possible languages

On the occasion recently bought a very cheap К-50 (the previous owner bought this camera in Japan). There were only two languages ​​in the cell - English and Japanese. I decided to try to make all languages ​​available. I started looking for how to make additional languages ​​available ... and found how to do it...

As a rule, those cameras that are sold on eBay marketplaces have only two languages ​​in the initial settings - English and Japanese. Follow these steps to enable additional languages. Everything turns out to be quite simple. I will try to write in more detail (on the example of K-50):

1) on the computer desktop, right click ... select "create" - select "new - text document" ... create a file, give it the name: 00077750.545
you get a text file with this name: 00077750.545.txt, double click to open it and paste this: [OPEN_DEBUG_MENU] (you can just copy from here, copy the text as is, along with the square brackets)
close, save and rename again: 00077750.545 (already without ".txt")

2) create a second file... on the computer desktop, right click .. select "create" - select "new - text document".. create a file, give it the name:
will be created DEVELOP.MOD.txt... but the extension ".txt" is not needed! need: DEVELOP.MOD (already without ".txt"), the file icon will change..

3) copy both files to SD card.. there may be a folder with photos on the card (this does not interfere) ... and your two files will be next to the folder:




4)Insert the prepared SD card into the camera, then leave the card door open and turn on the camera. The camera will enter debug mode. Immediately after switching on, you will see this picture:



Use the camera joystick to move down to the REGION CODE line.
Set the area REGION CODE to “00” (pushing the joystick left), press the “Menu” button (the screen will turn off) and turn off the camera.
Close the compartment door.





The next time you turn on the camera, additional languages ​​will appear in the language selection (e.g. Finnish):



---------- Post added 01-04-21 at 08:00 AM ----------

Just in case, the codes for entering the DEBUG menu on PENTAX cameras (unfortunately, except for K-30 and K-50, there was no way to check):

K-10D v1.10
MODSET.421 press "Delete" during turn-on

K10D with firmware v1.20 -v1.30
MODSET.TXT with the line [OPEN_DEBUG_MENU] followed by a space.

GX10 with firmware v1.10
MODSET.429 press "Delete" during turn-on

GX10 with firmware v1.20-v1.30
MODSET.TXT with the line [OPEN_DEBUG_MENU] followed by a space.

K-20 v1.03
MODSET.442 press "Delete" during turn-on

K-200
K200D v1.00.00.03

GX20 v1.01, v1.03
MODSET.454 press "Delete" during turn-on

K20D v1.03
MODSET.442 press "Delete" during turn-on

K2000 v1.10
MODSET.482 press "Delete" during turn-on

K-30
DEVELOP.MOD empty file
00077650.524 with the line [OPEN_DEBUG_MENU] followed by a space. (tested on K-30, everything worked out.. although on K-30 the REGION CODE was originally "01" and all languages ​​were already present)

K-m v1.10
MODSET.464 press "Delete" during turn-on

k-X
MODSET.492 with the line [OPEN_DEBUG_MENU] followed by a space.
turn on the camera with the MENU button pressed and access the lens ROM


K-1
00077970.562 with the line [OPEN_DEBUG_MENU] followed by a space.
DEVELOP.MOD is an empty file of zero length.

K-3
00077760.502 with the line [OPEN_DEBUG_MENU] followed by a space.
DEVELOP.MOD empty file

K-3ii
00077980.570 with the line [OPEN_DEBUG_MENU] followed by a space.
DEVELOP.MOD empty file

K-5 1.07
00077430.505 with the line [OPEN_DEBUG_MENU] followed by a space.
DEVELOP.MOD empty file

K-5ii
00077681.541 [OPEN_DEBUG_MENU] and a space after it.
00077680.536
DEVELOP.MOD empty file

k-5 IIs
00077681.541 [OPEN_DEBUG_MENU] and a space after it.
DEVELOP.MOD empty file

K-7 v1.01
MODSET.474 [OPEN_DEBUG_MENU]

P. S. The same principle can be used for the K-70 by creating the appropriate files (00077770.524 and DEVELOP.MOD).

01-30-2021, 09:58 AM   #2
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Thanks Martin, very usefull.
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01-30-2021, 10:48 AM   #3
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With this info can any camera used to do the SDM to screw driver conversion?
01-30-2021, 11:09 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by erikro Quote
Thanks Martin, very usefull.
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With this info can any camera used to do the SDM to screw driver conversion?
I think, unfortunately, this is not possible.

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With this info can any camera used to do the SDM to screw driver conversion?
On the newer models when in the debug menu, the command to read and write lens files are there but they don’t typically work. However no one has tried resetting the region first. It is possible that it could affect things but unlikely.
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