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Card formatting problem

My 2-yr old C-740 began to try to reformat my 128mb olumpus xD card the other day. When I tried to continue the process, it came up with a "busy" alarm sign and then shut off the camera. This happened multiple times. I figured the card needed to be replaced (having dropped it a few minutes before, and knowing that it was as old as the camera) , and bought a new olympus 256mb HxD. It worked fine last night, but then this morning it began to do the same thing... trying to format and then refusing to finish. Now my computer won't even recognize the device. Any ideas as to what the problem may be?

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Re: card formatting problem

Hi, I think there are two possibilities, one may be your camera is defective or may be your memory card has a problem. so try onething format your card in your pc and then check it out with your camera if problem still remain it is possible that the camera has a problem. If so, go to olympus shop. good luck....

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