Screen shows image not stored when photo taken


Gothicana

Link Posted 20/05/2020 - 19:09
When I take pictures with my Pentax istD the image very briefly shows then the screen comes up black with the error 'image not stored'.

Has anyone got any idea on how I could fix this?
Thanks

JohnX

Link Posted 20/05/2020 - 19:27
You do have a memory card installed? Is it locked?

JAK

Link Posted 20/05/2020 - 21:11
That or a faulty or incompatible card. Some of the newer larger capacity cards post date the camera which came out way back in 2003 so it simply doesn't understand them. The *ist D can only use SDHC and SD cards. This means that the largest card size that should work is 32GB. Try it with a 2 or 4 GB card and see if that helps.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 20/05/2020 - 21:19

PRYorkshire

Link Posted 20/05/2020 - 22:39
Remove the compact flash memory card
Check the pins in the camera card slot making sure that any are not bent.
Check that the card is not locked.
Carefully reinsert the card and try again.

If you still have the same problem remove the card and try another card.

Paul
Paul

K1000, istD, K70

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MrB

Link Posted 20/05/2020 - 23:33
Do you have the ist D user manual? If not, it's here:

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/support/man-pdf/istd.pdf

Try formatting the memory card before you begin taking photographs: see page 114

Philip

Gothicana

Link Posted 21/05/2020 - 10:15
Thanks. It's the same memory card and it was working fine 2 days ago

JAK

Link Posted 21/05/2020 - 11:24
In that case it sounds as if the card lock switch is likely to have switched without you realising. Very easy to do..
If it isn't that, there's only one other thing to try... another card. Maybe that one you've been using's simply gone bad.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 21/05/2020 - 11:33

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PRYorkshire

Link Posted 24/05/2020 - 13:20
I've just had an sd card jam in my K70. Managed to get the card out with fine pliers and when I looked at it the top and bottom halves of the card had parted and the lock switch fallen out. Appears to be a genuine Sandisk card but you can never be sure if it is these days.
Paul

K1000, istD, K70
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