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Memory card I bought a Delkin 8GB memory card and when I tried it on my camera (Fuji S2) it shows: Card not initialized. it will not fomrat it because it will accuse card error. And the reader (Lexar) will blink its llight (so it is reading the card) but it will not show up on my computer!!! What can I do?

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From what i can find the Fuji S2 DSLR can only take up to a 2gb card, so this would explain card error the camera cannot register the space available.

I am getting more problems like this the card manufactures bringing out these large high speed cards, but only the newer cameras can use them, the older ones just show an error.

Similar problem with the computer especially if you have bought one of the new udma cards (305x speed) your computer or card reader might be letting you down. Have you tried formating the card in the computer and then writing a file to it, this will determine if there is a fault with the card.

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Error message card not initialized. It's been formated, and new batteries installed. what is the next thing to try?

Sounds like you pulled the card out while it was still uploading images to the computer, corrupting the card. So...a.- to try to recover the photos, you'll need photo recovery software, like digital photo rescue or others available via an internet search and...
b.- you'll need to put the card into the reader after you're done and reformat in FAT (not FAT32, not NTFS) so the card will be readable again in the S2pro.

What would happen is this: people would attach the card to the computer and delete using the computer. This can create a recycle bin on the drive. The next thing is that the card might be "unmounted," in that many people will just pull the memory card out of the reader and stick it into the camera without first unmounting the card.

This leave the card in an "open" state which the S2 Pro cannot properly read. The solutions:
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Since you describe a power issue as a possible initial cause, your final option is a new memory card. Also, only format in FAT format, since that's what the S2 Pro can see; not FAT32. You might also try formatting in another camera and then the S2 Pro.

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This is the procedure,In playback mode on the camera (green arrow on selector switch - or middle option if the legend has worn off) press menu/ok -> select format -> menu/ok ->menu/ok to confirm
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You just need to reformat the card, which you can do through the camera.  I sometimes get this problem with my memory card when I take it out of my card reader without properly ejecting it first.  The camera will say something along the lines of "Card Not Initialized".  So, turn on your camera, hit "menu", then go to "option" (and subset "set up") , then "format" and go to the right and then click on OK and if I remember correctly, it will ask whether you really want to reformat, which you do.  Caution though---you will lose any pictures on your card by doing this.  But it should solve your problem!  Good luck! 

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