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Trouble formatting card

I've inserted old card (that used to work) and brand new card and turned on camera. card setup page comes up.i go to format and press ok. it says format, yes/no. click yes. says caution erasing all then new screen appears- saying card error. can't do anything else on camera. never had a problem with this card before. brought a new card and same thing happens. any ideas?

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  • whybry Nov 07, 2007

    I am having proplems trying to format a new olympus xd card. After trying to format I keep getting a card error on the monitor. I have tried the card in a friends camera and card works fine. Have taken it to a dealer and they have told me I need a new camera. Is this true?

  • Pablo Benitez
    Pablo Benitez Nov 19, 2007

    Turn on and get a format or power off message. After trying to formet get de error "invalid card". I already tried with another card. Thanks.

  • dutches Jan 08, 2008

    tried 3 different cards. they all say card error.cant format any.cant get to any other screen oncamera either.

  • Anonymous Jun 11, 2008

    my camera is not taking the new xd memory card it takes me to format, power off only.

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Did you happen to write files to one of the cards from the computer, or delete files from the card through the computer before that happened? This problem has been known to happen in such cases. Remember to only *copy* files from the card to the computer using the card reader, and only delete files using the camera. Anyway, try turning off the camera, pulling and re-inserting the card. If it doesn't work - try it a few more times. If it still doesn't work and you've got nothing to lose, try deleting any files you may have written to the card using the computer, and then try again. But the fact that the new card didn't work as well might mean that it won't help. Good luck.

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