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Memory card and power problem

I have two issues with my camera - I don't know if they are related? First of all, my camera gets through batteries like crazy - a new set of batteries will only take a couple of shots before the camera tells me it is out of power! Also, the camera will only take a couple of shots before it says that the card is full... Both of these problems have been getting progressively worse and now my camera is virtually unusable. I'd be very grateful if anyone had any advice - thanks!

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Re: Memory card and power problem

The first, try to use recharchale batteries, some over 2000mAh, because it´s pretty normal for digital cameras to drain quikley batteries, the second, isn´t normal have u changed the photo quality???, if not try to format the card in a pc and after in the camera.

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I have a canon 350D and Problem is err99.when I try to snap at wide angle ,it displays err99.

The most common issue that brings about the Err99 is an issue between the lens and the body, but it could actually come from a variety of problems.

Two things you could do:
1) Clean the contact points on both the Camera and your lens (be careful not to get any dirt into your camera - best to hold it in the air facing down when you are cleaning it)
2) Remove your batteries and memory cards (most cameras also have a small battery for the Date/Time), turn the switch on for a minute or so, then turn it off and replace the batteries and memory cards

I know the original 300D and even the 350D had a very limited shutter lifespan, if you've had the camera for a long while and have taken many pictures it is possible that this may be related to your issue.

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I have a new EOS T3i. It's my first digital camera. I took out the battery to preserve it. When I reloaded it, the camera wouldn't let me take any pictures. The message said the card wasn't...

That sounds like an issue with the memory card. Yes you will lose all current photos on it when you format the memory card. It's also safe to leave the battery in the camera as DSLRs don't drain power when the camera isn't in use.

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Camera model: panasonic FS3 Lumix cannot remove memory card. know how to remove battery. memory card seems stuck or I don't know the trick to remove

Turn the camera off first.
To remove the memory card you have to push it down a bit, you may hear a little 'click' and as you let go the card will pop up a bit.
Then you can pull it out.

Let me know. Thanks.

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I am trying to transfer pics from my camera to my pc ??? i plugged it in and card is in camera but nothing?? help?

Here are some steps to run through to make sure the camera works as you'd expect it:

  1. Ensure that all cables are properly secured from the computer to the camera.
  2. Ensure that the memory card has not been dislodged from the camera.
  3. Check the camera's memory socket and the memory card for debris. A can of 'compressed air' can work wonders (typically available at any computer store).
  4. Make certain that the port connecting the camera to the computer is not damaged. Look for any bent pins in the camera's memory slot. Try replacing the camera cable. If the camera uses a USB port, try another USB port. If you don't have another USB port available, try plugging in another USB device to verify that the USB port is working.
  5. Check the power source on the camera. If you're using batteries while attempting to transfer the pictures to the PC, try changing your batteries, recharge the batteries, or use an A/C adapter.
  6. Try reinstalling the digital camera software on your computer. In most cases, reinstalling over top of the existing software will resolve this issue.
  7. Take the media out of the digital camera and attempt to download it to another computer. If all else fails, try formatting the camera media. Most newer-generation digital cameras equipped with an LCD screen have a menu option that can format your media.
Hope this helps.

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I have a kodak easy share C315 the message keeps telling me to reformat the memory card, I say ok and then it gives me an error. I tried to reformat in the computer but I don;t know how. The memory card is...

Maybe it is having trouble with the size of the memory. Memory cards have grown enormously in capacity in the last couple of years, and even relatively new cameras may not be able to cope with the memory size of the newest cards. It is often difficult to find out the maximum capacity a camera will use, as today's memory cards are much larger that those available when the manual for the camera was written.

SD and SDHC cards fit the same slots, but many cameras won't work with the SDHC (high capacity) cards. SDHC is not backwards compatible. If the card you are trying to format is above 2GB, it will be an SDHC card.

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What does HR in a Nikon D70 mean?

Hi. HR is an error code which is related to the memory card. It doesn't have exact meaning (as far as I know, its not in the manual and website).

There are several possibilities why you are getting this error. It could be corrupted memory card, damaged pin, loose connection between the memory card and camera, dirty contacts, camera is not giving enough power to memory card, etc...

Some fixes that may work:
- Make sure your battery is fully charged.
- Remove memory card and put it back making sure the connection is not loose.

- Clean the gold contacts using pencil eraser. Remove eraser dust with cotton buds.

- Format the memory card on the camera.

- If all fails, use a different memory card.

Good luck.

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May be its a memory card related problem? Remove the memory card and try to power up the camera and let me know the result.


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Camera will not turn on. Already replaced batteries.


as per your camment you already replace the battry thats means no problem in battery Ok Firstly please follw the steps,remove memory card(if have),power resourses like AC power adaptor and batteries and wait some some just about 10 min,than reinsert the battrie and AC power adaptor,swith on the camera without memory card,if it is work and than insert ithe memory card otherwise reinsurt the memory card correctly and close the memory card door properly if the camera working fine other wise follw the third instuction that check the AC power supply,this is connect properly through input or not.connect the properly and turn on the camera and check issue is resolved
If you not find the solution thats means your camera has been damaged,need the service of camera and second resion is if you insert the battry incorrectly ,some issue
One more resion is images in memory card,firstly download ths images in system and formate the card.

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Camera lens stay out don,t respond to on/off button,does not need to be recharged.

Here are the steps:

1. Make sure you will install a new or fully charged battery/batteries into your camera.

2. Clean the battery contacts.

a. Remove the battery/batteries and the memory card from your camera, then wipe the battery contacts with a soft, clean cloth.
b. Reinstall the battery/batteries into your camera

3. Without the memory card,turn on your camera.

If issue persists, call 1.800.235.6325 for repair.



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Camera wont turn on

  1. Step one: Reset the camera
    1. If you have an optional memory card installed, remove it. (Although removing an optional memory card is not necessary for performing the reset, it eliminates the memory card as a possible cause of the problem.)
    2. Remove all power sources (batteries and AC power) from the camera for at least 5 seconds.
    3. Reinsert the batteries and close the Battery/Memory card door and/or reconnect the HP AC power adapter to the camera.
    4. After verifying that the camera works without an optional memory card, reinsert the card, if you have one.
    Try to turn the camera on. If it now works properly, the camera experienced a temporary electrical problem and should now work properly.
    • If the issue is resolved , you do not need to continue with the rest of the instructions in this document.
    • If the is not resolved , continue with the next step.
    Step two: Check for damage or corrosion on the batteries
    1. Open the Battery/Memory card door on the camera.
    2. Remove the batteries.
    3. If the batteries are damaged or show corrosion, replace the batteries.
    • If the issue is resolved , you do not need to continue with the rest of the instructions in this document.
    • If the is not resolved , continue with the next step.
    Step three: Recharge the batteries
    1. Recharge the batteries or replace the batteries if they are damaged or will not charge.
    2. Try turning the camera on after the batteries are fully charged or have been replaced.
    • If the issue is resolved , you do not need to continue with the rest of the instructions in this document.
    • If the is not resolved , continue with the next step.
    Step four: Ensure the batteries are installed correctly
    1. Re-insert the batteries correctly into the camera by referring to the image on the Battery/Memory card door for proper battery placement.
    2. Try turning the camera on.
    • If the issue is resolved , you do not need to continue with the rest of the instructions in this document.
    • If the is not resolved , continue with the next step.
    Step five: Turn on the camera without the memory card
    1. Open the Battery/Memory card door on the camera.
    2. Remove the batteries and optional memory card from the camera.
    3. Wait 15 seconds.
    4. Re-insert the batteries into the camera, but not the memory card.
    5. Try turning the camera on.
      • If the issue is resolved , format the memory card in the camera and then you do not need to continue with the rest of the instructions in this document.
      • If the is not resolved , continue with the next step.
      WARNING: Formatting the memory card in the camera will erase any images stored on the memory card. To avoid losing the images on the memory card, first save the images to a computer or another disk.
    Step six: Connect the camera to the optional AC power supply
    1. Connect the camera to the optional AC power supply. Ensure that the AC power supply is connected to a working power outlet.
    2. Try turning the camera on.
    • If the issue is resolved , you do not need to continue with the rest of the instructions in this document.
    • If the is not resolved , continue with the next step.
    Step seven: Service the camera If the camera still will not turn on, service the camera. Cause The following conditions can cause the camera to not turn on:
    • Improperly formatted memory card - memory cards should be formatted in the camera they are going to be used in
    • Corrupt images on the memory card
    • More than 300 pictures on a memory card
    • Damaged batteries
    • Dead batteries
    • Incorrectly installed batteries
    • Damaged camera

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