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A70 start-up problem

First of all, this is a great site. My PowerShot A70 has this tricky malfunction. When CF-card is inserted, my camera won't start. Without CF-card, it will start OK, though, it will report "no memory card". So, the problem seems to be in CF-slot... Any homemade-idea, how could i fix this? Thanks in advance.

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Re: A70 start-up problem

It could be as well a malfunction CF card. Try to use another CF card in your camera. Good luck!

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I get a memory card error even though it has a card installed

Issue: Memory card Error
Solution: Try a different memory card and/or Reformat memory card PowerShot A70

Formatting a CF Card You should always format a new CF card or one from which you wish to erase all images and other data.
caution_a70.gifPlease note that formatting a CF card erases all data, including protected images and other file types. Please check the contents of the CF card before formatting it.
  1. Turn the power on.

  2. Press the <MENU> button and select [ tools_icon.gif(Set up)] using direction_arrow_lt.gifor direction_arrow_rt.gif.


  3. Select format_icon_a70.gif(Format) using direction_arrow_up.gifor direction_arrow_down.gifand press the <SET> button.


  4. Select [OK] using direction_arrow_lt.gifor direction_arrow_rt.gifand press the <SET> button.


    • To cancel formatting instead, select [Cancel] and press the <SET> button.
    • The capacity of the CF card displayed after formatting will be less than the rated capacity of the CF card. This is not a malfunction of the CF card or camera.

  5. Press the <MENU> button.
  • If the camera does not work properly, the inserted CF card may be malfunctioning. Reformatting the CF card may solve the problem.
  • When a non-Canon brand CF card is malfunctioning, reformatting it may solve the problem.
  • CF cards formatted in another camera, computer or peripheral device may not operate correctly. When that happens, reformat the CF card with this camera.

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