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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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  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2008

    the memory card is unpredictable. many times when camera is booted up, statemebt appears card is unreadable.

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2008

    When i try to upload my photos it stops at certain ones. so i tried to delete the pictures and they wont delete. it freezes my camera or it will delete and then an orange screen pops up and i cannot view my photos anymore and i have to turn the camera off and then the pictures that i just tried to delete are there again. i cannot get it to work.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2008

    Often on booting the sd card is unreadable. Does not depend on card, does not go away with formatting the card.

  • tera2tera May 07, 2008

    it doesn't recognize the card. it is unable to format the card. the messages are: "card is unreadable" then "card has wrong format" and "pres ok to format card"..."processing" ...."unable to format"

  • jozsikam Jul 02, 2008

    I've the similar problem as tera2tera: yesterday, I made a lot of pictures without any problem then charged the battery during the night and this morning the memory card's format in unknown and it isn't possible to format it.

  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2008

    Cannot read memory card. Card needs to be formatted,will not formatted.

  • thenols Nov 24, 2008

    It happens about once a month to me. I power up the camera, red screen saying, "CARD HAS WRONG FORMAT" -- I tried the firmware reset thing, and the same thing happened still. I've tried 2 separate memory cards and they both do the same thing every now and then. VERY FRUSTRATING!



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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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