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Memory card is not being read... - Pentax *ist DL Digital Camera


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Here are two suggestions:

1) Make sure the card is properly formatted. If you are sure the card is blank, you can use the Format utility in the Set-up menu to format the card.

2) Make sure the card is not write-protected. If looking at the card with the gold contacts facing you and up, there may be a little tab that can be slid to protect the card. From this angle, you can protect the SD card by sliding the tab down (away from the gold contacts) or unprotect the card by sliding the tab up. Sometimes the tab can get bumped part way between the two positions.
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