Fix “Memory card error” message in Pentax Optio S40

Fix “Memory card error” message in Pentax Optio S40

The Pentax Optio S40 is a four megapixel digital camera that comes with a variety of features including thoughtful design, high portability, user-friendly operation, and feature customization. The camera uses an SD (Secure Digital) or MMC (Multimedia Card) to store all multimedia files captured by this camera. Damage or corruption in these digital media cards is a common problem that most photographers face. The main consequence of a memory card failure is the inaccessibility of the data stored on the memory card. To prevent the dangers created after memory card corruption, most photographers maintain adequate data backup (preferably on other storage media). However, there is always the possibility that photographers forget to create a valid backup or that other storage media become corrupted. In such cases, data from a damaged media card can be recovered with the help of advanced photo recovery software.

Consider a practical scenario where you take pictures with your Pentax Optio S40 digital camera. The camera turns off unexpectedly due to low battery and you receive the following error message the next time you turn on the camera and try to view all photos:

“Memory card error”

After the above error message appears, the data saved on the memory card becomes inaccessible. The same error message appears every time you try to view the records stored in the database.


The main reason for the above error message is memory card corruption due to improper shutdown of the camera.


To resolve the above error message, you will need to format the card in the camera using the steps below:

1. From the Setup menu, select Format.
2. Press the four-way controller to select Format.
3. Press OK to start the formatting process.

After the formatting process is complete, the error message does not appear. But the formatting process also erases all previously stored data on the memory card. To recover this formatted data, you will need to use a powerful photo recovery software. These apps can comprehensively recover deleted photos by using powerful scanning methods.

Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery is a powerful third-party tool that recovers maximum data after any data loss scenario. The highly interactive user documentation that comes with the software allows photographers to recover deleted photos with ease. The read-only software is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows operating systems.

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