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My Canon Sure shot will take a photo or two, then the error "memory card error" shows up. I've tried using new memory cards, formating, but still the error message. What can be up? Thanks so much.

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SOURCE: memory card error - E50

Error Code "E50" (CF card formatting error) When a camera error occurs, an error code like "Exx" will be displayed, where the x's represent numbers. The "E50" error code indicates formatting a CF card has failed. Solution To clear the "E50" error, try performing the following procedure. 1. Try using another CF card. If you have another CF card, try loading it in the camera. If the error code is not displayed when the other CF card is loaded, there may be something wrong with the first one rather than with the camera. 2. Use your computer's ScanDisk utility to check the CF card for errors. Use ScanDisk to check the CF card for card error or card failure. Refer to the instruction manual for your operating system or Windows Help for further instructions. (If you are using a Macintosh, use the "Disk First Aid" program to check for card error or card failure. Refer to the instruction manual for your Macintosh OS for further information.) Be sure to back up the data on the CF card on the computer before you check the CF card. If a card error or card failure occurs when you use your computer's ScanDisk, there is something wrong with the CF card. Follow ScanDisk's on-screen instructions to solve the problem. If the same error occurs when you are using the CF card supplied with the camera, please contact the retailer where you purchased the camera or the nearest Canon service center. If the error code is displayed right after you took a picture, the image may not have been recorded. Switch the camera to playback mode to check if it was recorded. Precautions for handling a CF card: - Do not remove a CF card or disconnect the camera's power source while the camera is recording, loading, or erasing data on a CF card. - CF cards are high-precision electronic devices. Do not bend, force, or subject them to shocks or vibration. - Do not attempt to disassemble or alter a CF card. - Place the CF card in the supplied case for storage. - Moving a CF card rapidly between temperature extremes may cause condensation in the card, leading to potential malfunctions. To avoid condensation, place the CF card in a sealed plastic bag before moving it into a different temperature area and allow it to adjust slowly to the new temperature. If condensation forms on the CF card, put it aside until the water droplets have evaporated completely. - Do not use or store CF cards in the locations subject to dust or sand, high humidity, or high temperatures.

Posted on Aug 11, 2005

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SOURCE: I have a brand new

Hi ,
You could try this Card recovery software - free to download CLICK HERE

If the card is new and still under a manufacturers guarantee - I would try for a full refund on it. They do fail with increasing regularity, so in future I would opt for smaller capacity cards.

I have not found out yet if the failures are due to mechanical faults, handling damage, electrostatic discharges or simply instability of the chip. In theory they should last as long as other slid state chips - but problems are reported here daily. If you can give any details of possible reasons please do.Due to the unprotected contacts, I would opt for electrostatic discharge - from acrylic clothing.

You should be able to recover at least half of the recorded data, but I make no promises if any can actually be recovered.

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Sony Cybershot DSC-P200 Get error message

have you tried formating the card and camera
to format the card insert itinto card reader and go to my computer right click on the drive then select format and follow the instructions this should solve the problem

also try reseting the unit at the same time by following the onscreen instructions in the set up mode

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

Techlevis
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SOURCE: Memory Card Error after Formating memory card

instead of quick format, use the full format.  Then put back in your camera and format again with the camera.

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Canon Power Shot A400 will only work with original Canon SD card

Make sure you are using an SD card and not an SDHC card. The SDHC protocol is newer than your camera, and your camera does not support it. SD cards have capacities up to 2 GB. Your camera should work properly with any SD or MMC card.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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SOURCE: memory card capacity for my older canon digital camera

Does you camera use CF cards?
If so the may work but some of the newer high tech CF cards are made for newer cameras.

It may be worth a shot to try the 2GB card and if it does not work, sell to someone who uses those.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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http://www.asoftech.com/apr/

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If needed, you can do a quick format of the memory card, and then use asoftech photo recovery to recover the photos.

Here's a video tutorial for camera photo recovery

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Every single photo stored on the memory card becomes inaccessible after the above error message. In addition, no more photos can be stored on the memory card. In short, the card can not be read or written.

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The resolution for the above error message is the format of memory card into the camera. The process erases all data previously stored and allows you to save the new data. While the format is a good resolution for users who do not require the old data, it is fatal to users such as photographers, detective agencies, etc, to save critical data on your memory card. However, the formatted data recovery day is now an easy process. It is therefore necessary to use an advanced part of third parties. A tool for image recovery is readily available on the Internet by one click.

Data Recovery is an application of high-end recovery that recovers data from almost all formats SDHC Card, XD and MMC. The read-only photo recovery tool also allows you to restore data in the defined location. The software runs on Mac OS X and Windows.

Check this link for additional details: Simple Fixes for SD "Memory Card Locked" or "Memory Card Error"

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