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Memory Card When memory card is inserted it says format unknown or just freezes. We have tried another memory card with the same result. The fault is intermittent. It works happily just using the cameras own memory without the card, although this doesn't give me enough storage.

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Re: Memory Card

I had the same problem, and I found that a firmware reset solved the problem.

To do a firmware reset, open the battery bay, remove the battery and the SD card, and then insert a paper clip into the tiny hole in front of the little "+ -" sticker on the battery door. Hold it for 6 seconds, and remove. After this, I reinserted the battery, and the turned it on and able to read the memory card

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I have the SAME problem.....deciding whether to just get new camera. Mine is only 3 yrs old though. When I called HP tech support they wanted $30.00 just to diagnose & "possibly" repair.

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Did you format the card in the camera?

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I insert the memory card correctly and then when I turn it on and it says memory card error and wants me to insert a card. My camera is a Power Shot SX30 IS

First question -- did you already format the card? If yes, then follow this: Occasionally, but not often, the memory cards will become "zapped," and they will not function. Have you tried reading from the same card on another device? (e.g. computer). Did you check to be sure the card's "write protect" tab was not engaged? If it is, move it back to "unprotected" status. At the very least, try a different card.

If still no results, refer to page 54 of the user manual. You can see it online here:

If you haven't formatted the card, then you need to select 'MENU' and do a low-level format on the card.

Good luck! :)

Jan 15, 2013 | Digital Cameras

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Camera says out of memory won't let me take pictures. i cleared all the pictures out and still cant take pictures. What do you think the problem is?

I'm assuming you are trying to use an SD card in your camera and not the internal memory. I suggest you format the memory card if you are sure there is nothing on the card. Formatting the memory card deletes everything on the card and sets it up with a file system that your camera recognizes. Follow these steps to format your memory card using your camera. 1. Turn camera off 2. Insert memory card 3. Turn camera on 4. When the memory card is inserted in the camera, the [Format card] option appears in the setup menu 5. Choose Format to format the entire card. Don't choose Quick Format 6. Wait until your card is formatted
After formatting your memory card, try turning your camera off and on and you should now be able to take pictures to your memory card.
P.S. If you remove your memory card you can choose Format Memory from the setup menu to format the camera's built-in internal memory

Sep 01, 2011 | Nikon COOLPIX L5 Digital Camera

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A new memory card was inserted, but camera is showing it is full, what do i do???

Hi, please format the Memory Card in the computer and then insert in to the Digital Camera. Now it should work. If not please copy any files to the Memory Card from the Computer to check if the Memory Card is working properly. Let me know the result of the above mentioned troubleshooting steps.

Apr 16, 2011 | Polaroid a700 Digital Camera

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What does CHA mean

Nikon says this about CHA:

When a Memory card is inserted into a D-SLR camera, the camera checks the card for compatibility and usability. There are three possible results of the test:

1) Camera detects valid Memory card, displays number of remaining images in top LCD

2) Camera displays "FOR" in top control panel LCD. The camera has detected a valid disk partition map, but was unable to read the first sector of the Memory Card. Formatting the memory Card using the cameras format option, should resolve this condition and allow the Memory card to be used.

3) Camera displays "CHA" in top LCD. The camera has detected an invalid partition type or is not working properly. Reformatting the memory card may allow it to be used. If an approved memory card causes the camera to display the "CHA" indicator contact the memory cards manufacturer for assistance.

(Nikon's list of "approved" memory cards can be found here.)

Please note that the default disk format used in Windows XP is FAT32 and if a card is formatted with this setting on an XP system, a D1 series camera will report "CHA". Reformat the card as "FAT" to use in the D1 series camera.

When the CHA error is shown, typically the camera will freeze and require that the battery be removed from the camera before it can take another picture. After that picture has been taken, the camera freezes up again for many owners.

Some owners have success removing and either re-seating or inserting a new memory card in the camera.

Some owners have success clearing the error by removing the lens and then reinstalling.

The key to these "fixes" is that they don't all work for everyone. You might need to return the camera to Nikon for repair. You can arrange for Nikon service here.

I hope this helps and good luck. Please rate this reply
. Thank you.

Apr 06, 2011 | Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm...

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When i insert the memory card "card error" appears

Please try this card with your PC and if there is any issues in detection after inserting into the card detection slot, then the card is faulty for sure.
If not make sure there are no foreign particles inside of the slot, make sure with a good air jet the slot is clear.
If there is no detection remove battery, keep it off for few hours/overnight and retry.
If the fault stays the fault is in the interface to the processor in the main board.

Nov 24, 2010 | Samsung i85 Digital Camera

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Shutter stays open. says turn off and on when

cameras : My Camera Freezes When I Turn It On Or Take A Picture

P, td, li {font-family: arial, u; font-size:9pt; margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px; word-spacing:1px;} If you camera freezes when you power it on or when you try to take a picture, you may have a defective memory card. To test your camera and the memory card, follow these steps:
  1. Power off your camera.
  2. Remove the battery from your camera. If you have a memory card inside the camera, remove that as well.
  3. Clean out any dust or debris inside the battery compartment, and then re-insert the battery into your camera.
  4. Power your camera on without the memory card installed.
  5. Take a picture.
    • If your camera takes a picture, re-install the memory card, and then go to Step 6.
    • If it does not take a picture, your camera requires service. To set up service, click the Create Online Service Request button below.
  1. Format the memory card in the camera, and then take another picture.
  2. Important: Formatting erases all pictures and other data from the card. If you have pictures on the memory card you want to keep, download those pictures to your computer before you format the memory card.
    • If your camera does not take a picture with the formatted memory card installed, replace the memory card.
    • If the issue still persists after you’ve installed a new memory card, your camera requires service. To set up service, click the Create Online Service Request button below

Jul 25, 2010 | Samsung L77 Digital Camera

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It wont take picture..i mean the status of memory card is already full BUT the files are all deleted.

You need to format the card, not just erase it. There should be a card format option in one of your camera's menu screens. Try that... If no good, see if you can get a hold of a new or another memory card to insert and try. The current memory card may have a fault preventing images being written or reporting the card is full, even when it is not.

Aug 19, 2009 | Sony Digital Cameras

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I have a coolpix s230, using the memory card to hold pics

Try another memory card, memory card can go bad. If this does not solve the problem your camera has a fault in the SD memory card or the memory card board.

Jul 02, 2009 | Nikon COOLPIX S230 Digital Camera

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Memory card is in camera(kodak c613) Camera

Make sure the card is fully pushed in; otherwise it could be the reader.
You could try to insert the card into an external card reader connected to a PC.
If it is recognized by windows, click "format".
If that works put the card back into the camera.
If it is now recognized, go to "menu" and format again with the camera.
If the card is not recognized, your internal card reader seems to be faulty.

Mar 03, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare C613 Digital Camera

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Canon power shot SD200

You can take out the memory card from camera and then download a memory card recovery software to recover photos from memory card, you can refer to this tutorial that helped me before

If needed, you may do a quick format of the memory card and then use asoftech data recovery to recover your files.

Dec 30, 2007 | Canon PowerShot SD200 / IXUS 30 Digital...

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