UPDATE: Based on some previous posts, I did the following:
- Reformatted 32GB Samsung Orange using Windows built-in formatter (Default allocation size of 16KB)
- I copied the 2 folders from my 8GB to my Desktop and copied them to the newly formatted Samsung Orange
After inserting card into Theta, still only have the ~50MB space AND the images from the "onboard memory"; not able to access the additional memory from the new card. Also, initial multiple beeps still on power on and red light above shutter button blinking.
At this point, I will have to go back to my original 8GB card to be sure that it isn't anything else that could have been caused during opening/closing of the camera.
I'll keep it posted here, if you guys don't mind....
UPDATE: Before (admitting defeat and) going back to the original 8GB SD, I thought I would erase the current pics on the camera (~50MB) and see if that was the reason why the camera wasn't seeing the SD card. Even after erasing all pics on camera, still get the red flashing light, and beeps - I'm thinking that taking pics with a non-readable card (SanDisk 64GB) forced the camera to use another location to save. I'm also having issues with plugging it into USB of computer - it seems to shut down whenever I plug it in, even when I try to power it up. I was thinking of doing a factory reset to re-initialize the camera, but can't find the Reset button that Ricoh says is above the Serial number.