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Card Cannot Be Used message?

Okay...my camera has been working just fine for about...a year? I'm not sure how long, but all of a sudden my memory card (which is a SanDisk 512 MB) isnt working. I put it in and the message "This Card Cannot Be Used" pops up on the screen. It wont let me format the card on my setup either...it wont let me select that option. Does anyone know the cause of or solution to this? Thanks so much :)

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  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2007

    I'm having the same issue, except this problem happened slowly, not all at once. I would get the "card cannot be used" message, turn off the camera and turn it back on again, and it would work. Now that doesn't work anymore. I did completely reformat the card within the past week, but that didn't help. Any ideas? I have work-required photos on there!

    Thanks!

  • Briony Feb 10, 2008

    my camera is doing exactly the same thing!! I can't get it to work at all and the card has worked fine for 2 years! It's really frustrating!

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If you've been using a 512mb sd card and it's worked your extremely lucky. the support was only designed to go to 256mb

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