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Faulty memory card - card error.

When I switch on the camera the card setup screen appears - you can either power off or format the card. When you choose format the card it tells me that there is a card error. I cannot use this card in the camera either to take or view photos but when I put it into my card reader on the PC it reads it no problem and I can view all the images on the screen. Could there be a problem with the camera itself?

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Re: Faulty memory card - card error.

Hi, May be, it is possible, but take a chance, try with another memory card, i hope you will get it from your friends. check the camera with that, if camera works properly means problem in your memory card.If camera not works means,there is something wrong in card accessing circuit of camera. If so go to olympus shop. also try to format your memory card with pc and then check the camera with that. good luck

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