SD card. The proper clean-up is to clean FORMAT the SD 4GB drive, Surprize= it returned = ONE gig only. (residual size "saved") 4 GB into ONE gig : is the problem SDHC is not reliable and is not compatible with many systems. I use only SD=only cards, very reliable, fully interchangeable. I ASK YOU TO LOCATE FOR ME, EXACTLY where from I can download a FORMAT (factory) software to "re-activate" this 4GB drive back to its original 4GB. and, or, whatever this software will DO, to make it so. Tell me or give me the software, where is the download, exactly. No arguments, no discussions, opinions or detours, Exactly where, or provided, if you can, by you, the experts in the field.
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The problem is that your camera is only compatible with SD cards, not
SDHC cards. You bought a larger card for your older camera, not
noticing that it was SDHC (or not knowing that it mattered). The new
card can't be formatted, not because it or the camera is broken, but because
it's not compatible.
Cards up to 2Gb are generally SD.
Cards of 4Gb are generally SDHC.
Cards over 8Gb have to be SDHC.
(There are exceptions. Sometimes, manufacturers make 4Gb SDHC
cards but some have errors; they disable half of the chip and sell it
as 2Gb, but it's still SDHC. 4Gb cards are almost always SDHC because
they're cheaper, but 4Gb SD cards do exist. They are so rare that I've
even seen a guru on this site claim they don't. I did own one once, but
it was very expensive and turned out to be so unreliable that I had to
return it. I don't recommend
looking for one, because of the problems.)
Your solution is to go find a 2Gb card, and be extra sure that it
doesn't say "SDHC" on it.
First check make sure the SDHC card is unlocked I'll provide a diagram for that also I just checked your camera's memory capacity and it's only good for a 1 gig SD card which if using an SDHC memory card might go to 1.5 stretch to 2gig maybe but not a 4gig. My first impression is you got to much memory card for the camera. You might be able to go to the Kodak site and download updated firmware to allow the camera to function with the larger card but that's a maybe as well. Here are the diagrams
You haven't told us what kind of camera it is, but I can guess at the problem. There are two possibilities.
1. Your camera will only read SD cards, not SDHC cards. You've just bought a new memory card, not noticing that it was SDHC. The new cards don't work in your camera, not because they or the camera are broken, but because they're not compatible.
Cards up to 2Gb are generally SD. Cards over 8Gb have to be SDHC. 4Gb cards can be either SD or SDHC, but are almost always SDHC because they're cheaper. (I would avoid the rare, expensive, and problematic 4Gb SD cards.)
Your solution is to go find a 2Gb card, and be extra sure that it doesn't say "SDHC" on it. (If it does, it probably means that they made a 4Gb card, but there were some error locations and so they disabled half of it and packaged it as a cheap-brand 2Gb.)
2. You formatted the card NTFS, whereas the camera needs FAT32. You
can format the card using Windows, but there is a complication:
Windows defaults to "NTFS" when formatting, but memory cards normally
use FAT32. Before you attempted this, you should have connect the card, and checked the
'properties' on the drive that appears. It probably said "FAT32".
In this case, you could have gone ahead and formatted the card, but be sure that
you chose "FAT32" from the drop-down list. If you format it NTFS, your camera won't be able to read it!
In this case your solution would be to format the card again, but using the FAT32 format.
You might find it useful to check your camera on dpreview (dot) com, and see if the memory card type is shown as just SD or SD/SDHC.
Okay we have a problem, to properly answer this question "we" collectively need to know what make and model the camera is. However one clue to your problem was that you said SDHC and 4gb.
I'm going to give you a diagram on the SD card type lock make sure it's in the correct position (not locked) Also the SDHC is a newer style memory card and 4 gig is a ton of memory for point and shoot cameras.
If the card lock thing doesn't work and you still can't format then I'm going to say that your camera can't handle the memory capacity of the 4gig SDHC memory card.
Don't panic yet, you may be able to go onto the camera manufactorers web site sift through the models and find the firmware updates for your camera. Updating to new firmware editions could open the possibilities of using a larger card. Here is the diagram hope this is all that is needed. Diagram
The Z740 uses SD cards, not SDHC cards. SDHC cards will physically fit into the card slot but are not compatible. It's a hardware incompatibility, not updatable in firmware. You'll have to stay with 2GB and smaller SD cards.
The Z740 supports only
MultiMediaCards & SD Memory Cards. 4GB and larger SD cards are usually SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) types - and bear the SDHC mark on the label. These cards are not compatible with this camera. Use only MMC and SD cards. SD cards are 2 GB and under - although *some* 4 GB cards are marked as SD too; these cards may or may not work. If you purchase a 4 GB SD (not SDHC) card, make sure that it can be returned if it doesn't work reliably in your camera.