Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Memory card error" in Pentax Optio S40 camera

Pentax Optio S40 is a high definition 4 mega pixel digital camera with user friendly features that makes the camera to have high demand among the camera lovers. With sophisticated design and compact size, the camera is highly portable. The camera has a saves the photographs in the SD (Secure Digital) card or a MMC (Multi Media Card). Most of the users face a problem of corruption in these digital memory cards that leads to the inaccessibility of the data stored in them. However, inaccessibility of data can be dealt with having an updated backup of the memory card. But to have a backup of the memory card is not a habit of most of the camera users. Thus in absence of a proper backup, you can recover your data (photos) by the use of a third party memory card data recovery software.

Picture a situation wherein you have been to the birthday party of your friend, who was permanently leaving for London in the next few days. You had snapped a number of pictures from your Pentax Optio S40 digital camera on that occasion. To your utter misfortune, the camera turns off unexpectedly due to empty battery. When you switched on the camera next time to view the photographs, you received the error message that reads:

With the display of the above error message, the data saved in the memory card becomes inaccessible. The same error message pops out every time you attempt to see the view the pictures on your camera.


The error message is a result of the corruption of memory card due to abrupt shutdown of the camera.


You can resolve the problem discussed in the preceding text, you need to perform the following procedures. The procedure would format the memory card.
  • Select Format from the Set-up menu
  • Select Format by pressing the four way controller
  • Press OK to begin the formatting process
After you have formatted the memory card, you no more find the error message. But, all the data previously saved on the memory card gets deleted when you format the memory card. To recover such data from the formatted memory card, you need a third party card recovery software. Theses applications implements high ended algorithm to comprehensively recover the deleted, lost and in accessible photo from a corrupt memory card.

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