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I have a Cannon camera Powershot A550 The camera works o.k. with the memory card furnished,but when I try a 2gb memory card the camera says "memory card error"The card is formated but the camera doesn'like it.Ive tried 3 new cards but it still wont work. Thank you for your help Larry

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    o.k. I put the memory card back in but it still reads memory card error.
    The 16 mb card that came with the camera works fine.I had the card formatted on acomputer to make sure the camera wasnt formatting but it still wouldnt work

    Larry

  • bestchoicepc Nov 19, 2008

    When I bought the card I had it put on the computer to format it and it was formatted and confirmed that it was indeed formated the same as the 16 mb card that came with the camera

  • bestchoicepc Nov 19, 2008

    yes this is a cannon powershot A550 we formatted from the camera when this didnt wor we used the computer and formatted and checked it is indeed formated but the camera wont read it

  • bestchoicepc Nov 19, 2008

    Thank you very much
    You are very professional and prompt

    Larry

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If the new memory card is an SD card, you should be able to use up to 2GB. MMC can support up to 1GB. You can check this link.
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=ModelTechSpecsTabAct&fcategoryid=145&modelid=14824#SupportDetailAct

I would suggest trying another card if that happens to be an SD card.

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 open up the cameras memory card door and clean the contacts with a electrical contact cleaner available at any auto parts store and spray couble of shots and let it dry.  Seems the memory cards contact points get dirty after so much use and need to be cleaned. This would probably work on any kind of camera that uses memory cards and has the same problem.

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This camera Supports Memory:

SD - Secure Digital standard card supports capacities up to 2 GB.
SD - HC Secure Digital High Capacity currently supports capacities up to 32 GB.
MMC - MultiMedia Card supports capacities up to 1 GB.

Just format the memory card in the camera.

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Sir the solution is simple the file size limitation on that paticular model is 1gb. No matter what you do you will only be able to format and use a 1gb memory card. This should help!

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There are few different models of this camera check to see if the camera supports 2GB, if it does put the card in the camera and get the camera to format the card if it gives you that option

hope this helps

regards

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    Lee Hodgson Nov 19, 2008

    some of these camera's support anything up to 4GB, i'd try a 1GB myself

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Ok foramt your card with FAT32 file system.
then attch into camara
.check there is only one meory card as single card .
alsom pres power button for 10 seconds then remove all bsattery and mempory card.then fixagain.then try.

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    kishor khatri Nov 19, 2008

    connect your memory card to computer witrh cardd reade then check it is working fine/?

    then pls let meknow

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    kishor khatri Nov 19, 2008

    check that your camera supports to 2 gb card.

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    kishor khatri Nov 19, 2008

    your camera supports only compatibility with MMC, SD and SDHC memory cards

  • kishor khatri
    kishor khatri Nov 19, 2008

    check your card type from this 3?

    MMC, SD and SDHC memory card

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