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Old February 12th 05, 04:41 PM
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My Pentax Optio 230 camera takes C F cards ,it is a few years old and as I
am going on an extended holiday I need some cards larger than the one 64mb
I
have. Bought San disc 128mb and they wont work ,replaced with Kingston and
they wont . Both say "card not formatted" and after trying to format in
camera , come up with "error on disc" where do I go from here, Both cards
will take images from my P.C Advice appreciated Regards E



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Old February 12th 05, 04:58 PM
Alan Meyer
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Leveled wrote:
My Pentax Optio 230 camera takes C F cards ,it is a few years old and

as I
am going on an extended holiday I need some cards larger than the one

64mb
I
have. Bought San disc 128mb and they wont work ,replaced with

Kingston and
they wont . Both say "card not formatted" and after trying to format

in
camera , come up with "error on disc" where do I go from here, Both

cards
will take images from my P.C Advice appreciated Regards E


Is it possible that the 230 won't support more than 64MB?

I seem to remember that some cameras have limits on the size
of memory they will support, even though larger memory cards
are now available in the same format.

Does the manual say anything about card capacity?

A phone call to Pentax may get the answers for you.

Alan

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Old February 12th 05, 07:03 PM
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I have formatted in the computer , with the same results. Pentad say, "
could be, card and camera not compatible we would only tell by seeing the
camera" That seems to be my next step. My son says maybe the cards need to
be Fat 16, but I don't understand that."Jim Townsend"
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Leveled wrote:

My Pentax Optio 230 camera takes C F cards ,it is a few years old and

as
I
am going on an extended holiday I need some cards larger than the one
64mb
I
have. Bought San disc 128mb and they wont work ,replaced with Kingston
and
they wont . Both say "card not formatted" and after trying to format in
camera , come up with "error on disc" where do I go from here, Both

cards
will take images from my P.C Advice appreciated Regards E


Strange... It might be the size of the card, but I can't believe the
camera
won't take a CF card larger than 64 MB

Have you tried formatting them in your computer ?





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Old February 12th 05, 08:29 PM
Bill Frank
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I have formatted in the computer , with the same results. Pentad say, "
could be, card and camera not compatible we would only tell by seeing the
camera" That seems to be my next step. My son says maybe the cards need to
be Fat 16, but I don't understand that."Jim Townsend"
wrote in message ...
Leveled wrote:

My Pentax Optio 230 camera takes C F cards ,it is a few years old and

as
I
am going on an extended holiday I need some cards larger than the one
64mb
I
have. Bought San disc 128mb and they wont work ,replaced with Kingston
and
they wont . Both say "card not formatted" and after trying to format in
camera , come up with "error on disc" where do I go from here, Both

cards
will take images from my P.C Advice appreciated Regards E


Strange... It might be the size of the card, but I can't believe the
camera
won't take a CF card larger than 64 MB

Have you tried formatting them in your computer ?


When you format the CF card in your PC make sure that you select the FAT
file system. The FAT32 file system is the default for XP and will not work
in your camera.

Bill Frank
CompactFlash Association


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Old February 13th 05, 02:21 AM
Tony Hwang
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Leveled wrote:
My Pentax Optio 230 camera takes C F cards ,it is a few years old and as I
am going on an extended holiday I need some cards larger than the one 64mb
I
have. Bought San disc 128mb and they wont work ,replaced with Kingston and
they wont . Both say "card not formatted" and after trying to format in
camera , come up with "error on disc" where do I go from here, Both cards
will take images from my P.C Advice appreciated Regards E



Hi,
Google shows 230 can take 512mb card. So 128mb card should work.
If you have card reader try formatting it with the reader on PC with FAT16.
Good luck,
Tony
 




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