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How do I initialize a picture card?

When I turn the camera on I see a msg on the screen that says Card not initialized. I do not see instructions in the maual that tells me how to initialize an xD card, only that the card may need to be formatted.

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  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2008

    how do i initialize the memory card?

  • janeysavon Dec 23, 2008

    My Fuji Fine Pix S3000 just developed the "card not initialized" message... I've had this camera for over 3 years. Does the card just "go bad"?
    How do I fix it??

    Thanks


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Turn the camera viewer on (on your finepix 3800, it is the middle position where you preview photos). Press the "menu" button and you will be presented with four options, and the top option is FORMAT. Select format and your card will be usable again. Two things to keep in mind. Any pictures on the card will be lost, and when you press the menu button as I described it may take a few seconds before those four options appear. As an FYI, the most common cause of the card needing to be reformatted is when the pictures are loaded to a MAC computer and the USB cable is pulled before you eject the camera.


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  • arelgloria Oct 18, 2010

    Thank a bunch! You're great! Will keep a note for future reference.

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