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Getting error message "Memory card requires formatting"

I have been using my camera for months and now when I turn on I get this message "Memory Card requires formating" This is not a new card and was empty when I started so it was taking photos fine and had only 10 or so pics so there is plenty of room remaining. I have reformated and the camera will be fine for a few pics but if I turn off and come back to it in a couple of hours or so I get the same message again. Which means I lose all of my pictures.

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  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    I have a Kodak EasyShare z760 and I have almost 700 pictures on my memory card. I was trying to put a picture on my laptop so i could e-mail it and first my laptop went screwy and wouldn't read it and froze up. Then I tried again and it said I needed to format the card. Then I put it in my camera and said it needed to be formatted. I haven't formatted it yet because I don't want to lose my pictures! What do I do! I have wedding pictures from today and other important events! Help!

  • katiechipman May 02, 2009

    I had the same exact problem. Please tell me my card is not corrupted and I have permanently lost all my pictures!!

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