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Old Nov 6, 2006, 10:46 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone

Just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who helpedon the forum with my A90 problem for the Optio S. It is now working perfectly, I am so happy to have my little camera back and I didn't have to line the pockets of Pentax, thanks to you out there. Steves Forum is Brilliant and I will recommend it to anyone.

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Old Nov 6, 2006, 5:27 PM   #2
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Hi Sylvie,

Happy to know your camera is OK now. What was the version of firmware on it before and after the update? What is the firmware file you used? My camera is still with the A90 error, I tried all the the files in the other post and my camera does not reconized then.

Have you fully charger the battery?

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Old Jul 24, 2007, 11:05 AM   #3
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I have the same problem with my S model and have obtained

the bin file, drug it to the card but now on power up, it displays

version 1.01 and then goes to A90 again. Perhaps I did not do

something correctly. I would hate to throw it away because like you, I

do not wish to throw money at Pentax, particularly since they

are not really concerned with customer service. Can you maybe help me

with directions to install the bin file properly and the steps I need to take

beforehand? There is always the possibility that I have a bad file but I do not know.

Am I to install the zip file or just the bin? Do I format the card through the computer

as a drive before install? I sure would like to have it work again.

All who can help me can reply to [email protected]

Thanks a bunch
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Old Jul 25, 2007, 11:11 AM   #4
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HI Sylvie - Please can you help me, Ive been trying to find this file and load it onto the camera without any luck. Please could you send the file that you used and the instruction you have that made your camera work. I am going on holiday in a few weeks and now im in Panic Mode :-(


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Old Jul 29, 2007, 1:45 PM   #5
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Hi Sylvie

Can you help me fix mine too. Since you had success I must be doing something wrong or have a bad file. I have the bin but on power up with the menu button I only get version 1.01 and then good old a90 again.

would love to make it work again.

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all you help will be greatly appreciated
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Old Nov 12, 2007, 4:37 AM   #6
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A newbie to the forum here.
I have an Optio S original bought in 2003 in Japan.
We are both delighted with it's relative simplicity and compactness.
In 2004 I had problems with the shutter, but was lucky enough to cover it on holiday insurance. The A90 showed up on the screen as I recall.
In 2006 the dreaded A90 showed up again and I remember trawling the net for help as it was going to cost me money this time. It was fixed, not cheaply, and I was informed that a new 'board' had been put in.
Now it has happened again and I'm trawling like before.
Hopefully I shall be able to find the file somewhere on this forum.
Could someone post the link on this thread, it would be much appreciated.
Powering up with the menu button pressed shows as Version 1.0
We have other cameras but are missing the wee one!
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Old Nov 12, 2007, 6:03 AM   #7
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Me again!
Will this be suitable for my Optio S?

Here's the link: http://www.4shared.com/file/27458413..._Optio_S4.html
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Old May 7, 2010, 5:40 PM   #8
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PLEASE HELP!
I also have a pentax optio S displaying A90 Error for months now. The thing is that I cannot find "Secret Menu". Menu+Flash+Power en then MF+MF and then Right+Right and then Menu doesnot work on my camara. It is simply possible that my display doesn't show it (however it does A90!!!), but that the secret menu is indeed active.

Let assume that this is the case, I want to try to reboot my cam blindly. Could someone tell me step by step what should I do next when you just open the secret menu?? How many steps to the left/right/below before you get in "rom update" and finally "system inital"??????
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