Hi I bought a new fujifilm xd 1GB card for my fujifilm finepix A604 , I can format it in the camera fine but when I switch it off it goes back to card not initilized , any thing you can suggest to try to get it to work , thanks
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Re: card not initialized
If your new Xd card has the prefix "H" or "M" before the size, the A604 is not compatible with the card. As the 604 is (by today's standards) a fairly old camera, an internal "firmware" upgrade must be performed on it. For some models, the upgrade is possible for the camera owner to perform, but I believe, from past experience, that the A604 can only be upgraded by a Fuji service faciltiy. The older type of cards (without the H or M designation) are not readily available any more.
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Bad news. The A345 will only accept up to a 1gb xd card. Here's a link to Fuji's camera/card compatibility chart. http://www.fujifilm.ca/x7970.xml Just highlight the address and paste it into your address bar.
To initialize the new XD card, you go into the camera's setup menu and navigate to the format function. Format the card and you might be ready to go. If your new card has an "M" or an "H" preceeding the XD, your camera will need a firmware upgrade before it will recognize the card. Here's a link to the firmware upgrade procedure. http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital/download/a340/fupd.html
If your new xD card has an "H" or an "M" before the 1gb, it is not compatible with your camera unless a firmware upgrade is performed (go to www.fujifilm.ca and follow the links for support to the firmware upgrade section). If the card doesn't have the H or M, you just need to format the card in the "set-up" menu of the camera.
Try this site for a firmware update. You need to get a AC power adapter for it to work though. It is from Fuji and it worked fine for my A120. The older XD cards are of a different format then the newer ones so if your new XD card has an 'M' on it you will need to do the firmware solution.
Good luck http://www.fujifilm.ca/x3719.xml
I bought a new memory card for my finepix A330 camera When I turned on the camera after putting in the new card, the screen read "card not initialized" and won't take photos.my son is going holidays 13/9/08 could you help me please Alex Richardson
What type of xD card did you buy? It needs to be a plain xD card with no letters before the file size or a type "M" card. For type "M" you will need to upgrade the camera's firmware.
This type of camera can't use type "H" cards, so cards like "H512mb" aren't going to work.
To initialize a card choose Menu.
Arrow over to "Set", then arrow up to choose "Set-up".
On screen "1" of the Set-up, arrow down to choose "Format".
This will ask you to erase all the images from the card, and format it.
Just today I upgraded my camera firmware to accept a type "M" card, initialized the type "M" card after that - and now it's working fine!
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