Kodak DC-4800 File Numbering

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Stan, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. Stan

    Stan Guest

    My DC-4800 has on two occasions gone into a "stuck mode" where it would not
    respond to the camera controls. The only way I could get it back to
    "normal" was to remove the battery, wait a minute, reinsert the battery,
    and restart. Maybe it uses Windoze :<(

    After the second instance, (but not the first), I noticed that the picture
    file counter was changed, and the picture ID numbers were now counting up
    from 0001 again.

    While I'm interested in what happened to the camera, I'm more interested in
    how to prevent it from repeating, and how to change the picture counter to
    a new higher number.

    Help, anyone?
    Stan, Sep 11, 2003
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    Ed Ruf Guest

    For Nikon CPs the trick is to copy back you last image file back to
    the card.
    Ed Ruf Lifetime AMA# 344007 ()
    See images taken with my CP-990 and 5700 at
    Ed Ruf, Sep 11, 2003
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    RustY© Guest

    That is true also for the EOS 10D. Just put an old file onto the card and
    the camera will start incrementing from that number.
    RustY©, Sep 11, 2003
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    Stan Guest

    Worked like a charm. Thanks.

    Stan, Sep 12, 2003
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    Ron Baird Guest

    There is a way to renumber the images, but you will need to use a card
    reader. If you do not have one, it can be purchased from the Kodak online
    store. It should not be happening in the camera.

    - Take at least one picture with the camera.
    - Put the card in the reader, then open the DCIM folder in Windows Explorer.
    - Open the "100KXXXX" folder and rename the file so the filename is
    - Put the card back in the camera, and take at least one more picture.
    - The 9999 filename in the 100KXXXX folder will force the camera to create a
    new folder named 101KXXXX.
    - The images in this folder will be numbered DCP_0001.jpg, DCP_0002.jpg, and
    so on.
    - Put the card back in the reader, and delete the folder 100KXXXX that had
    the 9999 image file in it.
    - Your image numbers will now be reset.

    NOTE: This workaround does not apply to any other Kodak digital cameras
    (just the DC4800) since they don't use the same image numbering logic as our
    latest digital models.

    If this is happening to you all the time, then you might want to contact
    Kodak about service to your camera as this is not an issue with the firmware
    but with the camera itself.

    CAUTION! Please be aware that by renumbering your files you have allowed
    the possible overwriting of existing files with the same file number.

    Let me know if it is still happening.

    Ron Baird
    Ron Baird, Sep 22, 2003
  6. Stan

    Stan Guest

    The lockup happened to me only twice in a year, both times when it was
    quite warm and humid, and the camera spent a lot of time in my hand.
    The renumbering happened on the second of the lockup instances.
    Not since.
    Stan, Sep 23, 2003
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