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Problem saving images to memory card

My camera won't save images to my memory card. For some reason the camera detects the card, and tells me how many shots I have left, this number decreases when I takes shots. However when I review them, there are no images on the card. The card works fine in other cameras, even my friends camera which is exactly the same. Also the camera saves shots to the camera's own memory. I tried the official website for anything which might be helpful to no avail. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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SOURCE: Sandisk is On card lock???

The card probably needs to be formatted for your camera but that will erase the pictures already on the card. Far as I know each card must be formatted to the camera for which it is to be used. Use the menu button to find format. (Last icon, "wrench2", format is toward the bottom of the list. Remember you will lose the pictures already on the card, so save them first.

Posted on Sep 07, 2007

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SOURCE: transfering problem

Your camera has no internal memory so please buy a card reader and transfer your images into your pc and your next memory card

Posted on Oct 17, 2007

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SOURCE: mp3 problem

iam solved this problem in simply way, first create one folder name as MP3 then copy mp3 songs in to the folder then play the songs...

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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SOURCE: i didn't have sim card in the camera when i took photos now

just make sure the sd card you put into the camera is empty then turn it on go to menu and it should let you copy to the sd card if not..... that sh*t's weak lol.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Format and Check SD card

Purchase an inexpensive card reader such as the Ativa, available at Staples and Office Depot for $9.95. Put your memory card with the photos on it into the reader and plug it into a USB port on your computer. Windows will recognize it as another drive and assign it a drive letter. Using any graphics program, or Windows Explorer, navigate to that drive, open the file containing the pics, click select all, and copy the pics to a file on your computer. Make sure that all the pics have transferred or copied to the new file. Replace the card back into your camera and format the card so it is empty and ready to receive new pics. FYI: Less than 1 gig memory cards are available on ebay for dirt prices. Also, go to the camera manufacturers website and see if they have a firmware update for your camera that allows larger than 1 gig cards to be used. I had to do that for my Fuji S700 so I could use 4 gig cards. It used to max out at 2 gigs. If this has solved your problem please rate it accordingly. Good luck.

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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