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I have a Canon Power Shot s400 and am having a problem formatting the CF card. I have three different CF cards that I have been using for some time and have formatted them before but they are now not staying formatted long enough to take any pictures. I have a new fully charged battery in the camera and the camera does not want to come on at times. Can you help me??

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  • cumalong Nov 06, 2008

    I am formatting the CF card on my camera--Pearl--

  • cumalong Nov 16, 2008

    Thanks. I have put a different cf card in the camera and it is working great. Must have been the card is defiled so I will not use it again until someone can prove it undefiled, Thanks, new card and it works.---

  • Eric Pohl May 11, 2010

    Are you formatting the cards in the camera or in your computer?

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You most likely have damage in the card socket. you might be able to look into the card slot anf see if any of the contacts are bent, but most likely the socket will need to be replaced.

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