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Card not initialized

This error message came up on my camera it is referring to a card that i had used dozens of times with no problem i searched for the error message and it did not come up (why is it that electronic manufactures will create error messages and not even explain what they mean on their web sites?????????? - but that is beside the point) how do i get this card 'initialized'?

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  • RadrianO Nov 03, 2007

    I have the same problem. Isn't there any other way of fixing it, without loseing the photos on the memory card? :-|

  • jjp288 Nov 13, 2007

    I plugged my e550 into my mac to load up pictures, but the batteries died halfway through, and now I'm getting the same message. I know how to format the card, but is there any way to get the pictures off first? I would really like to recover them...

  • bergayse Nov 20, 2007

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  • superstarloz Nov 21, 2007

    hey i have the same problem it says card not INITIALIZED!! and i really need to fix it because its not my camera and i wasn't supposed to use it in the first place!!! and now i'm desperate to find out how to fix it!! please help!! =( Lauren xxxx

  • cedez Dec 02, 2007

    my camera which ive had for about 9 months now!!!

    im trying to take a pic but it says card error and it wont let me

    and when i take the card out and try and take a pic it does but then it doesnt go on the comp. it juss says no card!!!!!
    i really need 2 take pixs help plz..

  • murrrrrry Dec 29, 2007

    so i wanted to get the pictures and videos up on the computer and it didnt work the first time so i tried again. it finally worked but then the computer wouldnt take the pictures so i took the memory card out. then i turned my camera back on and it just said 'card not initialized' and there was nothing stored in the camera anymore. im afraid that all my pics are gone. HELP!!!!

  • bracegirl Apr 01, 2008

    card not initializing. Instruction book not very helpful. I need step by step instructions as to what to do

  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2008

    my 1g compact flash card was reading fine i took about 400 pic and yesterday when i went to put them on my computer now its saying card not initialized i cant find no photos and it wont read the card for the recovery programs ive tried 2 can someone please please please pleeeeeeeeeeeeease help me



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I had a similar issue with an XD card in my Fuji FinePix S3000.

I had used the several times for a couple of years without problem.

The issue appeared right after dowloading pictures from the card inserted in my notebooks' card reader - an operation I have done several times in the same notebook without any problem.

I have fixed the issue going to Menu, Option, SetUp, Format and choosed OK.

Deleted all the pictures (make a copy before if the card is readable in the pc as it was my case) but made the card readable again.

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Fine Pix F601z >> I always forget how to initialize my smart card... uggh! Here are the instructions:

Go to MENU button, click
Select ERASE (trash can), click
Scroll down to FORMAT, click
FORMAT OK? will come up, click OK
You are now ready to take pictures...

Now who ever thought to put the FORMAT key in the trash can and not in SET UP???? I don't get it.

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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Ok, I have the same problem and this is what I have so far. I have spoken to Lexar (card manufacturer) and they have nothing in their knowledge base regarding the sudden failure of my card (a 256 mg CF card 40x wa compatible) to be read in one device and not others. My card will not initialize in my camera, but will format and read in my PC in more than one reader. Also, I have tried to use a different CF card in my camera and after it took a while to reformat it to its own standard it worked fine. Calling Fuji support (In Edison NJ) got me little info. The first tech said in effect that if the camera read a different card it was the first card and not the camera. Telling him the card read everywhere except the camera got me nowhere. Heres the good part. There is a firmware upgrade for the camera. There is a possibility that the cards have been formatted in such a way that the camera can no longer recognize it (a kind of low level format comes to mind) You might try reformatting your card in a Non-XP system (win 98-2000) and see if that yields results. I don;t have access to an older system that supports a USB connection so I can't try this myself. Also, try another CF card and see what happens Ed

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  • Edward Zuccarelli Apr 15, 2007

    This is what this turned out to be. The number one pin in the camera was disconnected from the circuit board.


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Try these solutions to fix the SD card not initialized error message:

Remove the card from the camera and then re-insert the card back to its slot and see if the problem is solved or not.

Second, clean the memory card, particularly the metal parts of the card and make sure it contact properly.

If both above solutions fails, then the last option to fix the issue is to format the card.

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I printed some photos off at a kiosk and when i took my memory card out it said "card not initialized". i have about 1000 photos on the memory card and some which i really need and dont want to lose, any ideas? when i put the camera onto my computer it doesnt do anything, its like the computer doesnt recognise it?

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I have a FujiPix F700.
I rec'd this message, after I used the card in another camera..or
perhaps a PC, I forget.


Press Menu
Then use the cursor pad, or joypad to go over to the
right to Setup.
Select , then choose Format, and you will have to select Yes, next.

It will Format the card, and then you are set.
This works every time, no guess work.

Posted on Dec 18, 2009

I had this problem after my boyfriend uploaded pictures onto his Mac. It was fixed by going to MENU on the camera, then SET, FORMAT, and click yes. It will erase all of your information, but fix the problem instantly. Hope this helps!

Posted on Sep 12, 2007

Format it as fat on xp, and then format it from within the camera. I noticed it worked much faster when formated from the camera.

Posted on Aug 15, 2007

THANKS ED! I tried formatting my 4 G card on a back up PC running Win 2000 and unlike XP it gave me a choice to format FAT, NTFS and FAT 32... I tried formatting with FAT and it worked like a charm! Thanks again for the tip! doug

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My card reads again,after reformat in another fuji 2easy =thankx

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