Fixing "Memory Card Error" Message in Pentax Optio S40

Pentax Optio S40 is a four mega pixel digital camera that comes with various features including thoughtful design, high portability, user-friendly operation, and function customization. The camera uses SD (Secure Digital) or MMC (Multi Media Card) to store all the multimedia files taken by this camera. Corruption or damage in these digital media cards is a common problem encountered by most of the photographers. The main consequence of memory card corruption is inaccessibility of data stored in the memory card. To prevent the hazards created after memory card damage, most of photographers maintain an adequate backup of there data (preferably in other storage media). However, the probabilities of photographers forgetting to create a valid backup or the other storage media getting corrupted always exist. In such cases, the data from a corrupt media card can be recovered by using advanced Photo Recovery Software.

Consider a practical scenario, where you were taking pictures from your Pentax Optio S40 digital camera. The camera turns off unexpectedly due to empty battery and you receive the below error message, the next time you switch on the camera and attempt to view all the pictures:

“Memory Card Error”

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


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


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

1. On the Set-up menu, select Format.

2. Press the four way controller to select Format.

3. Press OK to begin the formatting process.

Once the formatting process is finished, the error message does not pops up. But, formatting process also deletes all the previously stored data on the memory card. To recover that formatted data, you will need to use powerful Photo Recovery Software. These applications can comprehensively Recover Deleted Photos by employing 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 along with the software allows the photographers to Recover Deleted Photos with ease. The read only software is compatible with Macintosh and Windows operating systems.

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