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No memory card light keeps flashing on GL 2 Video Camera

Although I have a memory card inserted, the 'no memory card' light keeps flashing red on my new GL2 video camera. I just took it out of the box. I have formatted the memory card that comes with it and a Sandisk card I bought at the store at get the same problem with both. Is it the camera or should I send the camera in for maintenance?

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Hello, If your brand new camera will not even regognize the SD card that came with it (in the box, 8MB card I believe) and you can format/read the SD cards in your computer, than it must be related to the slot/pins inside the camera. You can also format SD cards directly from the camera but if it won't even recognize that one is inserted, the camera needs to be returned.
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Try any other memory card in your camera or try your memory card in any other device to confirm the fault.
also try reformatting the card.as reformatting deletes the old data on the card.

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If you just took it out of the box I would take this unit back. It seems that the camer is not recognizing the memory card. If you have this problem with this new unit who knows what else is wrong with it.I hope this helps you.

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Seems memory card holder pins are not making good contact with memory card.
Please check memory card slot and observe contact pins.

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First ensure that you have used the right format, I think the camera should support FAT32.

Test a different memory card and use the camera to format the memory card.

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Remove the card and clean the area where u insert the card in the camera.if any dirt.and if under warranty sending it to the service center is much advisable,

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