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Problem with 'write error' on memory card

I bought a 256mb xD memory card and take about 3-4 pictures and get a write error. I returned the card and got a new one and got the same results. Anyone out there have a solution?

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    New xd picture card, but after taking 3 photos, it says card not initialized. What can I do?



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Make sure you got a card that is compatible to your camera. In my case, I bought a new 512mb Fuji XD card to get the same "write error" message. I needed a type "H" but bought "M". I had to go to to upgrade my camera to be compatible with the newer cards that are out now.

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