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Card not initialized

When I turn on my camera I get a message that says card not initialized but my memory card is fine! When I go to turn my camera off the lens makes a really weird noice. I did not even drop it or anything... I tried taking out the batteries and taking out the memory card and putting it back in, nothing seems to be working. Can anyone help me please??

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  • Anonymous May 04, 2008

    card not initialized

  • rcalimano00 Aug 20, 2008

    same proble i taked many pictures, and after 3 years appears card not initialized... i have very important pics and i dont want to loose that pics. what can i do... please help............

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Just wondering if you figured out how to "fix" it...i realize you didn't get any suggestions...this happened to my camera last night i'm going to be a tid bit pissed if we can't retrieve the pictures from the card...just got back from hawaii...awesome timing huh

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3. Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck
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1. Ensure batteries are fully charged & clean the battery connector point in side the battery compartment.
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