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i have a pentax optio 30 digital camera I cant get to delete

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i have a pentax optio 30 digital camera I cant get to delete photo as copies/ date come up and cannot get passed it
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell A. replied 2 years ago.
Hi,

Does copies / date come up when you select the Trash Can symbol or does the camera not allow you to select it?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

copies/ date come up and I cannot get past it

Expert:  Russell A. replied 2 years ago.
OK.

You accidentally selected the DPOF symbol. To exit that mode do the following.

Arrow to Select Copies
Press OK
Arrow to Select 1
Press OK
Arrow to Select Date
Press OK
Arrow to Select No
Press OK
Arrow to Select Cancel
You will now be at thescreen to select the Trash Can

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I can get as far as select date when I press okay it goes back to picture cannot get to select no

Expert:  Russell A. replied 2 years ago.
If you press the Trash button at that point does it take you back to Copies / Date again?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

do you mean ok button , if so it does take me back to copies/ date

Expert:  Russell A. replied 2 years ago.
No, it's the Green Trash button. Bottom right of the rear of the camera.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

once I press ok after date screen back to copies/ date cannot find what you call arrow for no, nor can I see green trash button you say

Expert:  Russell A. replied 2 years ago.
Green Trash button. Bottom right of the rear of the camera. Pres this instead of OK when you are on the picture. Please see below.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

when I start follow the steps you have printed , starting at copies /date when I press first step then ok[ setting being recorded]. comes up I wait until it goes of and continue but cannot get to no button after date. . Is this because settings for recording come up I need the camera for a very important function tomorrow and live in an isolated area with no access to photography shop that may help

Expert:  Russell A. replied 2 years ago.
Will the camera turn off? If so, please turn it off. If not, remove the batteries, allow it to sit for 1 minute and put the battery back in and turn it on.

When you turn the camera on it should be in normal mode, ither picure taking mode or playback.

From the screen that is shown when you turn the camera on....Press the Trash Button shown in the picture that I sent. Please let me know what comes up when you press that button.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

delete/ cancel

Expert:  Russell A. replied 2 years ago.
That is where you want to be. You can delete your photos on at a time using that button. Now select Delete with the up and down arrows and now press OK.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

camera back to where it was when I started what do I do now? I followed your last instruction

Expert:  Russell A. replied 2 years ago.
Sorry, I missed a step. Go back to the beginning by shutting the camera off. hen you turn the camera on press the Playback button first, Then press the Green Trash button. This should put you on the delete function for the single picture displayed.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

where is the playback button

Expert:  Russell A. replied 2 years ago.
Hi,

It is the one circled below

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Expert:  Russell A. replied 2 years ago.
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