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System Error I downloaded the pictures onto a CD from my Konica Minolta today like I always do. When I was finished I went onto the camera to delete the pictures and format the card - like I always do. (I have had this camera for right at 1 year) When I turn the switch to the "view" mode it comes up with "system error" within about 2 seconds and the whole camera turns off. If I go really fast I can delete one picture at a time. I can still take pictures and they still show up (for 2 seconds). I can still download the pictures again onto another CD - I tried and it worked. But I don't know how to get rid of this system error or erase all the the pictures on this card. - Ok, I just tried another card and it does not come up with an error. Is my other card toast, even though it holds pictures, I can't get them off. But why did this happen to that card. It was IN the camera. Is my next card doomed to repeat this fate when I download the pictures again? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: System Error

Same thing happend to my father's camera (memory card). Seems that deleting the pictures from the card via the computer solves the problem. Corrupt files on the card cause the camera to read system error. No corrupt files = working camera! :)

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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My experience in this issue is that you should never put too much trust in an SD card :-/ It seems to me that all cards are prone to fail once in a while, and my best advice is to keep spare ones handy. A dedicated SD card reader is a good thing, too...

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