Question about Sony Mavica MVC-FD90 Digital Camera
When floppy disc is inserted, the format error flashes code c:13:01
The problem has nothing to do with the type or quality of the formatting. It is directly related to the disk drive malignment pandemic of Sony Mavica cameras. It seems simple enough to fix, since I fixed my own. You need to unscrew and remove all the small black screws which go around the seam of the camera body (my model was a MVC FD90) Look for little black arrows indicating the screw locations (you need a precision philips screwdriver which can be purchased at the Home Depot for $5.00 under Husky brand name). After removing all screws, try the camera now and see if it works. If it does, then reinstall only 2 screws in any of the holes that appear perfectly aligned with the camera body (hole lines up perfectly between cover holes and camera body holes). Then try again to make sure it still works. If it still doesn't work, then carefully remove camera cover with caution not to damage wire ribbon connection both halves of camera body. Then simply reinstall top with bottom of camera halves. Next,install those 2 screws previously mentioned. Camera should work fine at that point, and floppy disks will now operate when inserted without error message or other malfunctions associated with drive misalignment.
Posted on Jan 11, 2010
Try reformatting the disk in your computer before using it in the camera. Not a quick format, right click, format, start, thats all. Dont even give it a volume name or anything.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
The floppy driver has an internal switch that detects when the floppy disk is protected or not.
It is likely such switch is damaged.
It is necessary to open the camera and the floppy drive to fix it.
If you have experience and skills in fixing electronic devices, or want to try it, then you can try its repair.
The alternative is to pay to have repaired, but is more likely that the quote you will receive is to replace the whole floppy drive, which costs around $40.00 plus the repair labor.
Posted on Jul 25, 2009
SOURCE: I use a 3.5
You need to format your discs in the camera. Not in any other camera. and certainly not in a PC. Some cameras do not like some discs. Have you changed the make you use?
Posted on Oct 10, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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