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Memory Card Error

I have a memory card error all of sudden on my camera. I tried two different cards and nothing. I was told to format the card but that option skips on my menu when I try to access it.

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  • gziebell Nov 30, 2008

    I am also getting a "memory card error" message. I've had no problems for three years, but am trying a new 4GB card. It's the same brand (SanDisk) as my old one.

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Memory card error. New card did not help. adjusting notch on side of memory card did not help. What's up? I only took about 100 pictures when this happened. Camera is hardly broke in!

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